“The school’s pollinator beds are abuzz with zinnias, snapdragons, and cosmos in full bloom. In the lunch beds, mammoth sunflowers—towering over 8 feet high—have started to open their heads to the sun. To celebrate the start of all the bounty to come from the garden, a group of students from Lebanon’s Rec Camp joined Thetford Elementary Schools’ summer students to harvest and prepare a taste test with fresh veggies from the garden. On the menu: nasturtium pesto and fresh vegetable rolls with lemon tamari dipping sauce. All in all, the pesto and spring rolls were a big hit and many students brought home recipe cards to try the recipes again with their families.” – Cat Buxton – Cedar Circle Farm – Thetford, VT