Friday, September 30, 2011

Over 900 lbs of pure fall fun!

On October 1st Central Elementary School will be hosting its first School Garden Open House from 10-2. Visitors will be able to:

Tour the Hoop House and Outdoor Classroom
View student projects and "hopes and dreams" for the hoop house
Try a variety of apples at the Girl Scouts' Apple Tasting Table
Learn about wool through felting
Check out an Invasive Insects display
Make Your Own Scarecrow
Pet bunnies, chickens, baby goats and a miniature pony
Have your picture taken with a 900 pound pumpkin and "The Pumpkin Lady"
Learn more about SOBO Central
Register to win Kathy Gunst's new book, a membership to The Works or laser passes to Hilltop Fun Center
Learn more about Central School's PTO
Participate in a community picnic

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Notes from A Maine Kitchen"

Kathy Gunst's latest book, "Notes from A Maine Kitchen", is now available. A literary cookbook, Kathy shares twelve warm, heartfelt stories of life in Maine along with numerous recipes made from fresh, local foods. To learn more about her book, check out "A Love Letter to Maine". For a signed copy, visit River Run on September 26th at 7 PM. Central School's school garden is mentioned in Kathy's chapter "November" which highlights the issue of hunger in Maine.

Central School Hosts School Garden Open House

Central Elementary School will be participating in the Maine School Garden Open House on October 1st from 10-2 PM. There will be many activities including guided tours, taste tests, sheep sheering demonstrations, a petting zoo and more. Stay tuned for more information!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fresh Food Express Featured in Taste of the Seacoast

Read "Chefs Move to Schools", an article about Central School's very first salad bar from their own hoop house, written by our own Amy Bevan!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Q and A With Kathy Gunst

While talking about her new book, "Notes from a Maine Kitchen", author and chef Kathy Gunst makes mention of Central School's hoop house and guest-chef program, the Fresh Food Express.