October 18, 2019

Ninth Season-Fall 2019

The garden grew over the summer with the help of our dedicated volunteers.

Late summer in the native plant bed

We met on several Tuesdays in October with the returning third graders. The first lesson was discovering what had happened in the garden all summer. (We had a Peter Rabbit friend in the garden who also liked to eat vegetables!) We harvested and tasted tomatoes, peppers, beans, roasted butternut squash, pickled beets, kale, mint tea, and pesto made with fresh basil! YUM!

The next week we harvested the wheat and did some fall planting. Look at that gorgeous fall sky!

Third graders checking out the wheat bed.

Another amazing fall day we learned about insects: the good, the bad and the ugly!

On our final day with the third graders we had to relocate to the pavilion because it had rained the entire day before and provided the garden with much needed water. That didn’t dampen our enthusiasm!

We ended the third grade chapter in the garden with the “seed.” Mrs. Schach talked about completing the plant cycle by collecting seeds from our harvest to give to the seecond graders to plant in the garden next year. We sorted seeds from tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, winter squash and native flowers. We ate popcorn from our own “pop”corn while writing about our experience in the garden.

Here Mrs. Schach is talking about donating our garden bounty to local food banks as the popcorn is being prepared by garden volunteers.

And lastly, writing an evaluation of the garden experience. Thank you third grade for an awesome gardening season!

The fourth grade had a blast learning about watersheds in the creek behind the school yard.

Our fall garden in the last remaining months of the growing season….

October 21, 2019

Our Ninth Season! Spring 2019

We started the growing season planting seeds indoors. (sorry no pictures) After several weeks of growing, we ventured out to the garden to repot the warm weather seedlings. We also planted some hardy seeds directly in the beds (wheat, beets,) and checked out the asparagus. Each 2nd grade teacher got a sample!

In May the garden was a busy place! Look at what has changed in a few weeks! The wheat is growing! We made solitary insect hotels, sampled some young lettuce, planted the warm weather crops from the seeds we started indoors and painted a garden sign all in one day!

It is the 4th graders turn to learn more about the garden!

They learned about the parts of a flower with Mrs. Schach’s fun flower simulator. We looked through the microscope to see different plant parts up close and personal and, of course, they checked out the fascinating wheat crop!

The 4th graders return again to learn more about the garden!

All about SOIL hosted by our community partner, Laurie Crawford of Mae Marie Organics.

This year the 1st graders visited the garden and enjoyed a story provided by former Librarian Mrs. Kahlbach!

August 26, 2018


Third grade families! From spring of 2nd grade to fall of 3rd grade your children have spent some great time outside in the school garden, planting, harvesting, learning and hopefully having a little fun too!

On Sunday, November 3rd we will be closing the garden for winter and we would love your help. After the work is done, we will celebrate with a small pot luck. The garden committee will provide soup, extra items are always appreciated.  Feel free to bring the whole family!

Please respond to sarahEconville@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

August 26, 2018


Our Second Graders come out to harvest their veggies and enjoy!


August 26, 2018

Springtime out in the Garden

Second graders transplant and learn about the garden. Our greens are taking off! 

August 26, 2018

SPRING HAS ARRIVED and our 8th Season is HERE!

Second Graders begin their garden journey with starting seeds for the organic garden’s 8th Season!

August 26, 2018

New Raised Beds

We gather for a chilly Spring day to build new raised beds for the upcoming season

August 26, 2018

Third Graders Return to the Garden!

Cornwall kids return to the garden and learn about seed saving for the next season, as well as pop and enjoy the popcorn they grew and harvest the final potatoes.


July 18, 2017

Glorious Spring Harvest of 2017! Proudly shared with 500 students!

Our 2017 Second Graders had an amazing school harvest!Students picked, washed, prepped and served the entire Elementary School their veggies! What a feast and incredible experience! Over 500 children enjoyed the fresh salad! Thank you to our FANTASTIC SECOND GRADE TEACHERS, FACULTY and STUDENTS for an AWESOME 7th SEASON!

July 18, 2017

Spring 2017 Second Graders Join the Garden!

Our new class of Second Graders Join the 7th Season of the


Students are introduced to the care and keeping of their garden; “wake up the beds” for Spring, uncover and eat wintered over greens and begin their journey to learning about planting, growing and eating organic food, sustainability of our planet and the fun of working together outdoors in the garden! Our first season of Asparagus is up, along with garlic, spinach and kale.