First grade farm-to-table feast at Hemlock School – Garden City News

Saturday, December 4, 2021

First grade students at Hemlock School in Garden City enjoyed a farm-to-table feast ahead of Thanksgiving. The feast was the culmination of an entire growing process that took place in the school’s vegetable garden – students planted vegetables last spring, then tended to the garden throughout the year, and finally enjoyed the fruits of their labor.
Principal Audrey Bellovin made butternut squash soup and zucchini bread using some of the fresh ingredients from the garden. On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, she brought the food into the first grade classrooms, where each student was encouraged to have a taste.
The farm-to-table feast was a hands-on learning experience for students. They got a firsthand look at what it takes to harvest vegetables, while they were also exposed to a variety of fresh, local produce. The feast is a wonderful tradition at Hemlock School, one that students will remember beyond their years in the building.
Hemlock School students helped plant, tend and harvest vegetables in the school’s garden.
A tasty, hands on experience
The feast is a tradition at Hemlock School
Enjoying the feast
Hemlock first graders enjoyed butternut squash soup and zucchini bread as part of their farm-to-table feast ahead of Thanksgiving. Photos courtesy of Garden City Public Schools
Planting the garden

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