The Edgartown School garden is the biggest on the island, with 18 raised beds, a potato patch, a cornfield, an orchard, a grape arbor, and a free-standing glass greenhouse. Food and agriculture has become deeply integrated into the school culture: every grade level uses the garden regularly in curriculum-tied lessons, and the cafeteria features local food from island farms and from the school garden in seasonally-based school lunches. The farm to school programming at Edgartown is now coordinated by their own in-house farm to school staff member, who leads lessons throughout the school year. IGS supports the program with monthly Harvest of the Month taste tests.
Elizabeth Cecil, Randi Baird, and Emma Scudder