The Different Harvests at Marion Cross

Marion Cross Elementary students in Norwich have been harvesting the school garden during “elective” time on Wednesdays. Every year our garden has given us a different version of Harvest, and this year is no exception. Last year we had an abundance of potatoes, carrots, and onions, while this year (due to the tree that had fallen on the potato and onion patch for most of the growing season) we had almost none of those vegetables. This year we are overflowing with birdhouse gourds, which we will make into gourd percussion instruments. There is also a great supply of zucchini and beans. Today we cooked delicious Korean zucchini pancakes and shelled beans for a soup. We will also be participating in a school wide harvest collection for Willing Hands during the month of October, sharing harvest from our home gardens as well as the school garden. Lindsay Putnam, LEEEP Coordinator, Marion Cross School, Norwich, VT