September 17 – Students who have been getting their hands dirty in the Lower Campus garden since last spring are now harvesting beans, carrots, potatoes, chives, zucchini, peppers, and sage.
Some of their bounty has appeared in the cafeteria for lunch, and last week third grader Scout Cooper (with her mom, Julie) delivered 20.2 pounds of homegrown produce to the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry.
“The children love the garden,” teacher Leslie Thivierge said. “They’ve been nurturing their plants, weeding, and watering. Last week a few students picked red peppers from the vine and bit into them, still warm from the sun. They were so excited!”
JPK and SPK cleaned the garden after the winter. They pulled weeds, raked and tilled the soil, and planted pansies.
Kindergarten through fourth grade students planted the garden.
After the first harvest, students cleaned out the garden for the second harvest.
Students returned to school and to the garden! They weeded and harvested beans, carrots, zucchini, corn, cucumbers, sage, basil, chives, and potatoes. A bushel went to the Lower Campus kitchen for lunch on September 16. The second bushel went to the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry on September 17. Next week there will be another harvest that will also be donated to the Mount Kisco Food Pantry.
Rippowam Cisqua School is a PreK-Grade 9 independent day school in Westchester County, New York. RCS offers challenging academics built on innovation, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, wellness, leadership, service learning, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.