Mid-Winter Harvest

December 9, 2014- While most local gardens were put to bed months ago, the plants inside our year-round greenhouse are thriving and it’s harvest time. Yesterday, Kindergarten students dug up radishes that they planted in September and enjoyed the root vegetables with a Tzatziki dip made with dill from the greenhouse. Also on the menu this week is popcorn with greenhouse-grown herbed butter for middle school students, salad made from lettuce grown by the first grade, and breakfast burritos that include cilantro from our herb garden. Other crops in progress include chard, cucumbers, kale, carrots, oregano, sage, broccoli, and lima beans.

About Vail Mountain School

Founded in 1962, Vail Mountain School is a K-12, coed, independent school in Vail, Colorado. Our philosophy is to provide a demanding, college preparatory, liberal arts education in an atmosphere of mutual respect between faculty and students, where nurturing a healthy self-concept and stimulating academic inquiry are parallel objectives. Intentionally designed cross-age programs promote role modeling, responsibility, self confidence, and a sense of community. Our location in the Rocky Mountains allows us to integrate the outdoors into the academic and cultural fabric of the school through hut trips, all-school Ski Fridays, and other experiential learning opportunities. The result: our graduates possess a quiet confidence that serves them well in college and in life—confidence to assert themselves in their first college level essays; to raise their hand in a class of hundreds; to live on their own for the first time, to meet with and engage their professors; and to lead among their peers.