As of January 2021
WHS Food Services
Sage growing at the Middle School Garden
In October I was able to visit the WMS Garden Club – Middle Ground to see what Mr Gibbons and his students were working on. They were winterizing the garden by clearing out the raised beds and improving the soil quality with the addition of dried leaves and compost. We saw a lot of worms in the soil, which is definitely a sign of a healthy garden! They donated some fresh sage and parsley to the kitchen which was used in the stuffing for our Thanksgiving Dinner on November 17th. The Food Service Department hopes to collaborate more with the garden club in planning out vegetables to grow that can be featured in menu items and served in the cafeteria. We are thankful for the Middle School Garden Club!
Stay tuned for more garden news – we are hoping to run a pilot program of Indoor Tower Gardens at the Elementary Schools in 2022!
Melanie Plesko, RDN
Nutritionist for Weston Public Schools
Nutrition Services Director
Weston High School Cafeteria
444 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA 02493