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August 5, 2015

Island Grown Schools Summer Program

Join Island Grown Schools to explore the garden and all its bounty during our first ever summer program! Throughout the week we will learn about the path from seed to fork, digging in the dirt and cooking in the kitchen. Guided by our school coordinators, participants will explore the endless excitement of growing food, through hands-on ...
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March 4, 2015

We are hiring!

We are currently looking for a Farm to School Coordinatorto implement K-12th grade programming at two of the island’s schools, and to lead our teen program The Farm Project. We are also looking to hire a Farm to School Fellow, a position for someone who is new to Farm to School work and wants to learn ...
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January 30, 2015

Threshing Rice

For three months rice stalks hung to dry in the West Tisbury school second grade classrooms. Last week the students finally threshed and saved seed from their rice harvest. In class they illustrated the rice life cycle: from planting seedlings, to watching the tillers grow tall, to drying the stalks, and finally collecting seed — which ...
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December 9, 2013

Seed hero Gary Nabhan visits Island Grown Schools

We were honored to get to meet with Gary Nabhan, renowned author, scientist, and food activist, who came to visit the Vineyard and meet with IGS staff and a small group of island farmers, and growers, and teachers in the context of IGS’s new heirloom grain program. Glenn Roberts, our grain mentor from Anson Mills, invited ...
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August 31, 2013

Summer in the Chilmark School garden

A beautiful day at the Chilmark School garden, thanks to the hard work of IGS Coordinator Lizzy Bradley, Assistant Coordinator Meg Athearn, Meg’s kids Clara, Zeb, and Penelope, and all the families of Chilmark School who have helped maintain the garden over the summer. Lizzy and Meg set up a mini-farm stand in the garden, with ...
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