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Growing food, preparing food

The report from the first full week of school

This week’s growing food, preparing food report:

Sixth grade harvested carrots from the main garden.

A highlight: finding (and identifying!) monarch butterfly caterpillars at work.

Third grade used tomatoes from el jardín de Gordon to make pico de gallo en español. Los colores y the different smells allowed them to push their Spanish vocabularies to the limit.

Young Kindergarten harvested squash that was planted last spring, and planted spinach too.

Young Kindergarten also made themselves pancakes for lunch. Can tapping maple trees for syrup be far behind?


More on the ways food is integrated into the curriculum at Gordon at


Monday the 18th: this just in! The fall issue of Edible Rhody has a feature on food and gardening in classrooms, which includes Gordon's gardens alongside work at Raymond C. LePerche Elementary School and the RI Healthy Schools Coalition.

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