150

Food points

Food Challenge #5

Challenge Complete

Challenge: 

Tell a story of one of your favorite Vermont local food experiences.

I love the idea of planting, growing and harvesting my own food.  Because we have limited space at our home, we grow what we can in pots and always join a CSA for the summer (and sometimes winter) season.  Knowing where your food comes from, the energy and effort spent planting and harvesting these items and how delicious they are when they are local and organic, makes eating your food a more meaningful experience.  I wanted to share this experience with my own students and was excited when they had the idea to create school and community gardens for our town.  We now share in the experience of planning, planting, caring for and harvesting our gardens every year.  What's even more important, is that our cafeterias serve the produce that is grown right on our campus.