2017-11-08 / News from our Schools

Stratton School celebrates with Harvest Fest


Stratton School second graders prepare fruit and cabbage salad with Laura Qynn from the USDA. (Barry London photo) Stratton School second graders prepare fruit and cabbage salad with Laura Qynn from the USDA. (Barry London photo) STRATTON — About 130 community members gathered at the Stratton School for its first “Open House Pot Luck Harvest Sampler” recently.

As part of an open house, families were invited to visit with teachers, tour the school and enjoy the Harvest Sampler. This consisted of dishes made from vegetables grown in the school’s garden and other local sources. Students planted vegetables in the spring, assisted in harvesting these vegetables and even made the cheese and pasta for the lasagna.

Additionally, the school’s senior lunch program received a little extra student attention with meals to take home.

In an attempt to raise matching funds for a USDA Grant, a 50/50 raffle was held. The school will apply for the grant in December. This grant will help to facilitate the student garden to lunch programs as well as expanded garden beds and build a three-season greenhouse.

“Many thanks go out to all of the community businesses and individuals that helped make this healthy dining experience a success,” Principal Barry London said.

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