OUTDOOR CLASSROOM Gardening at Winchester Thurston School is a great way for kindergartners to learn

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM: Gardening at Winchester Thurston School is a great way for kindergartners to learn.

Kinder-Gardeners

-Best advice for gardening with young students -Garden-to-menu ideas from Chef Andrew Shaner

They started with dirt, seeds and a grow light just outside the kindergarten classroom at Winchester Thurston School about a month ago. Andrew Shaner, general manager and chef, Metz Culinary Management, wanted to get the class excited about growing tomatoes, zucchini, kale, mini-lettuce, herbs, grapes and more.

It turns out, that innate curiosity and sense of wonder that shines so brightly around age five is the perfect time to get kids into the garden, Shaner says.

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