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The PTA Garden Project is currently comprised of Blackbird Paradise and the Farm to School (F2S) Initiative. To learn more about these programs, please see the links at right.


2013 Good Eats Grows

(September 2013) The Good Eats program welcomes the Fifth Grade and is proud to now serve students in grades K-3 and 5! (F2S Homepage)

2013 Planting in Blackbird Paradise

(June 20, 2013) We planted squares with grades K-3 and a 3 Sisters Garden with the 4th Graders!  (Blackbird Paradise Homepage)



2012 In Review

(January 19, 2013) Our programs connected with many students in many ways.  Enjoy the Blackbird Paradise recap as well as the Farm to School recap!

December - What's Growing?

(Dec 21, 2012) Thanks to our new hoop house, we still have crops.

December Harvest Delivered to Chef Tim

(Dec 7, 2012) Still digging potatoes



It's November...but We Are Still Harvesting for the Lunches!

(Nov 5, 2012) We are still harvesting lettuce, potatoes, carrots, celery, chard, radishes, herbs, rutabagas, and more.  (View harvest photos)

Our Bulletin Board at the Elementary School

(November 5, 2012) Our place to highlight our current activities and educate at the same time.


Our New Hoop House!

(Oct 20, 2012) The hoop house will give us about a month more of growing time this Fall as well as an extra month in the Spring - more growing time while the kids are in school!

Go Beyonds - Kids Harvesting for School Lunches!

(Oct 15, 2012) A Go Beyond opportunity was offered to students in grades K-5.  The kids harvested, made bouquets for teachers, and had tons of fun.  (View photos here)

Bonnie Cabbage Entries Submitted!

(Sept 15, 2012) All 3rd Graders (now 4th Graders) were given a cabbage plant last Spring.  Several students entered their cabbage for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.  (View entries here)

Good Eats Program Grows

(September 15, 2012) We have grown from grades K-1 to serving grades K-3! LEARN MORE

Fall Harvest in Lunches!

(Sept 6, 2012) We are back to harvesting food for Chef Tim's use in the school lunches.  (View harvest photos)

Garden Food Already in Lunches!

(June 10, 2012) We already harvested food for Chef Tim's use in the school lunches.  (View harvest photos)

All K-3 Students Have Planted a Square!

(June 8, 2012) We planted with almost 400 students  thanks to the help of 75 parents.  View the photo gallery and enjoy the fun had by all.

The Bonnie Cabbage Plants Are Here!

(March 22, 2012) Every 3rd grade student will bring home a plant and a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.  » LEARN MORE

Garden Project awarded over 50 packets of seeds

(January 15, 2012) High Mowing Organic Seeds of Wolcott, Vermont supports Blackbird Paradise by donating seeds.  » LEARN MORE

Voorheesville Farm to School initiative awarded $6,000 in cooking equipment

(December 15, 2011) The Partnership for a Healthier America and their Honorary Chair, First Lady Michelle Obama, have awarded the Voorheesville Farm to School (F2S) initiative with $6,000 in cooking equipment. » LEARN MORE

Harvest Celebration thanks and photos

(Oct. 13, 2011) The Garden Project Committee held its Harvest Celebration on Oct. 2. The committee thanks many for their support, here. To view a photo gallery, click on the Garden Project Photos at right under "Quick Links."

And the Farm to School Logo Contest winners are...

(Oct. 6, 2011) The winners of the Farm to School (F2S) Initiative logo contest have been announced. Grand prize winner is Sawyer Cresap, whose logo is shown here. Winning for their grade level are Ilyssa Simsek, Jonah Mackay, Alana Fiero, Grace Yang, Sadye Goldfarb, Miles DeFranco and Jake Feller. » LEARN MORE

Previous News

Garden Project links learning inside and outside the classroom

(June 2, 2011) » LEARN MORE  

Tips and recipes for fruits and vegetables now online

Cooking tips and recipes for everything from beets and onions to swiss chard and eggplant are now online, courtesy of Roxbury Farm in Kinderhook, New York.


photos of students of various ages

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