Island Grown Schools

High School Committee Agrees to Change Cafeteria Program

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School will change its cafeteria program beginning next year to be managed in house.

Free Community Lunches Now Open to All

Cutting ties with the federal government has liberated the Vineyard’s free summer lunch program, which begins its second season July 9. The program is sponsored by Island Grown Initiative.

Inaugural Summer Food Program for Kids Saw High Demand

For five weeks this summer, hundreds of Martha’s Vineyard children had a place to eat lunch for free.

Summer Food Program Takes Shape for Island Kids

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School will sponsor a summer food program to help provide meals to children 18 and younger during a month-long pilot program. The meals will be prepared at the high school and delivered to three Island sites.

Promotion Benefits School Gardens

The Vineyard Gazette will donate $11,000 to the Island Grown Initiative on behalf of more than 700 readers who responded to a subscription campaign.

IGI Names New Executive Director

Rebecca Haag, a Chilmark resident and former business executive, has been named executive director of Island Grown Initiative.

Each Seed Has a Story at West Tisbury Seed Library

The seed library, a collaboration between the West Tisbury Library, IGS and the Farm Institute, hosted a seed saving workshop on Sunday where Islanders could learn how to process the seeds of beans, lettuce and tomatoes, as well as donate seeds from their own gardens.

New Community Seed Library Launching

West Tisbury Free Public Library, Island Grown Schools and the Farm Institute will launch a new community seed library initiative, to be housed at the West Tisbury library.

Pizza Night at the Beach Plum

The Beach Plum and Island Grown Schools continue their partnership by hosting a wood oven pizza night using fresh harvest from local farms.

Grain of Truth to Growing Rice Here

Akaogi farm in Vermont grows a variety of fruits and vegetables, but the thing that brought me there this past week was their most unusual New England crop: rice.