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Burlington Farm to School: Where Lunch is the Curriculum! - FT2

Join us on a trip to Burlington! We’ll be visiting several schools and local partners who have helped make the school district into a national leader in farm to school and sustainability. First, we’ll visit the Intervale and the local farms that provide fresh produce to the nine schools. Then we’ll stop at Healthy City Youth Farm run by Friends of Burlington Gardens and located at Hunt Middle School. There we’ll meet and chat with youth in the Healthy City program and Director of Food Service Doug Davis while we enjoy school lunch. Our fi nal visit will be to the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes, the country’s fi rst sustainability-themed elementary magnet school, where we’ll learn about how lunch becomes the curriculum.

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Hey everyone,

Thanks for a great field trip yesterday.  Here are some links to resources we talked about/places we visited:

Intervale Community Farm -

The Intervale Center -

Burlington School Food Project -

Friends of Burlington Gardens -

Healthy City Youth Farm -

Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes Elementary School -

SA's Meg & Julie's First Grade Curriculum -

SA's Librarian Susanna Paterson's Sustainability Blog -

Sustainable Schools Project -


and a link to the book that the Sweet Potato- Black Bean Salsa recipe came from:


Let me know if there's anything else you need!

Emily, thank you for posting this information and for hosting a great field trip!  Attached (below) is the Recipe for Mexican Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad - so good I had to scan it!  This recipe is reprinted with permission from Raising the Salad Bar by Catherine Walthers, 2007, Lake Isle Press, Inc.



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