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Joelen and I are buried in work! We are digitizing material from our local
historical society to link to our website. We are also taking a course
online about primary resource work at the University of Vermont.
After our first teacher in-service in September where we presented our
project and the Library work we did over the summer several teachers dove
right in using the "Corn, Beans, and Squash" theme, and others are following
in the spring semester. At our oral history booth at the World's Fair in
Tunbridge we collected the stories of a dozen folks who worked on farms or
left the farm and several new farmers who are concerned with sustainable
agriculture. The Chelsea Historical Society and Chelsea Grange have both
joined our newly formed consortium to collaborate on identifying,
preserving, and using primary materials in their colections and in the
community. Students and volunteers will be trained by professionals in the
field to catalogue and document materials collected. All materials will be
accessioned into an appropriate collection for use in the future or
otherwise documented for access. The compost and community garden projects
will be planned over the winter months with different grades propogating
specific plants in March.
We will have a celebration and planting ceremony this spring, the first week
of May....which will have a school wide theme.
Limited resources require we also do some grant development to secure
longevity and widen the possiblities for projects. This contributes to the
paper we're buried under and the time needed for planning.
Hoping that the dust soon settles and we can turn our attention to our
website. At the moment we are training students to do much of the work....