Friday, December 2, 2016

Thanks to our many supporters!

Kaysin Turner, 7, a 2nd grader at BES,
stands with a cartful of groceries as he
participates in the Seed to Table project. 
Thanks to our many supporters over the past year, our learning garden has grown and grown.

Recently, BES was featured in Foster's Daily Democrat for the kid's amazing efforts with the garden as well as their focus on giving back to the community.

BES and the garden stewards wish to thank the following people and organizations for their continued support and donations. Without their help, our amazing learning garden would not be possible.

  • Kelly Dwyer at NH Audubon
  • National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools USA
  • Barrington PTA
  • NH Master Gardener's Association
  • New England Grassroots Environment Fund
  • Paul Sanders and his facilities team at BES
  • Ryan Swain
  • Barrington Cub Scouts
  • Mr. Lines, BMS Tech Ed teacher
  • Julieanne Coleman
  • Barrington Community Garden members
  • Ron Christie and other members of UNH Cooperative Extension
The garden has been put to bed for the winter and we are planning for an exciting 2017 planting year. If you would like to be involved with this project either as a volunteer or a financial supporter, please contact Kristin or Laura at BES.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Fall Gardening

At our September Open House students had the opportunity to taste tomatoes and cucumbers grown in the BES Learning Garden. 

The Barrington Cub Scouts came to BES on a Saturday and filled the 4 new beds with loam. 

We have 4 new beds ready for the BES Pumpkin Patch! Thank you to the PTA for donating the funds needed to make this happen.

2 of our BES student gardeners doing some fall clean up! 

The 1st Year of the BES Learning Garden was an amazing success! 
Special thanks to Ms. Joslin for her work on this project. 

More fall clean up and the winter rye is planted.
Stay tuned for more happenings in the BES Learning Garden.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Visit our garden at the 9/15 open house

Our garden has a new sign fully installed! Thank you to Mr. Lines the BMS Tech Ed teacher for making the sign and Mr. Sanders and his facilities crew for installation. Be sure to visit our garden at open house (this coming Thursday 9/15) and sample some treats created with our crops.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The summer garden harvest continues

This week BES students made two batches of dill pickles with cucumbers from our garden! After the work was done, they enjoyed a fresh veggie plate with cherry tomatoes, a green pepper and cucumbers.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Yummy pesto made from basil in the garden

Ms. Joslin and kids from the summer skills camp will be busy this summer with the garden harvest and making bird feeders and gird houses. First batch of BES Learning Garden pesto!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Harvest Time

It was a short growing season this year due to it being the first time for the garden. However, we were able to harvest radishes in time for the kids to enjoy a colorful addition to their lunchtime salad.

Learning how to clean and prepare our veggies for delivery to the kitchen!

Delivery to Ms. Julie!  Learning how radishes are sliced for salads. Kate S., Brady V. & Demitrius T. All helped Ms. Julie in the kitchen. Ben C. Enjoying farm to table salad in school today!! 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Quality Time in the Garden

Ms. Doyle, Adam P. & Mason G. Enjoying time in the garden! 
Kylie D., Bryden M., & Eli S. Planting cucumbers!