Garden-based education is designed to boost physical activity, increase healthy lifestyle choices, and teach basic cooking and gardening skills. All Burlington’s district schools have active gardens, which range in size from hydroponic grow towers in our more urban campus to the expansive Hunt Middle School garden. They provide a window into the farm-to-school experience for our students.
Cooking in the Classroom
Fork in the Road
In 2013, the Fork in the Road program began as a food truck and culinary job training program, running successfully for over a decade. With a menu of locally-sourced foods such as Vermont tacos and pulled pork sandwiches, students earned summer wages while learning how to prepare food and provide great customer service. FITR alumni were taught job skills, teamwork, and workplace professionalism all while increasing confidence — and changing lives.
In 2024 we will retiring the mobile food truck and offer a new model for our successful Fork in the Road program. Check back for details.