*New* Seed Savers

  • It's that time of year! Students are working together to collect seeds for next year! Contact any garden club member if you would like some!

What's in Season

    • Cilantro
    • Parsnips
    • Radishes
    • Collard Greens


  • Scottsdale Farms
  • Whole Foods

Seasonal Recipe

  • Ingredients

    • 2 bunches cilantro , stems trimmed about 2 inches and washed well
    • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • 1 cup slivered blanched almonds
    • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 2-Jan small onion , about 1/3 cup
    • 1 small leek , white part only, chopped, about 1 cup
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup dry white wine
    • 1 1/2 cups 3.25% milk
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • Mexican crema , optional


    • Bring a medium pot filled halfway with water to a boil. Add cilantro and cook for 1 min. Drain and rinse under cold running water until cool. Squeeze out water, then transfer to a blender.
    • Add broth to cilantro. Whirl until puréed, about 1 min. Set a sieve over a deep bowl and pour puréed liquid through sieve. Use a ladle to press all liquid through sieve. Discard solids. Rinse out blender.
    • Heat same pot over medium. Add oil, then almonds. Stir constantly until toasted, about 2 min. Transfer to a plate.
    • Melt butter in pot. Add onion, leek and garlic. Cook until onion and leek start to soften, about 3 min. Stir in flour and cook 1 min. Add wine, stirring constantly until absorbed, about 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk until mixture thickens, about 2 min. Pour milk mixture into blender along with almonds and salt. Whirl at least 3 min until finely puréed. Return both almond-milk and cilantro mixtures to pot. Stir until warm. Ladle into bowls and top with dollops of Mexican Crema.

History of the Garden

    • The NMS Student Garden was established in 2011 as a permaculture and wildlife garden. It has gone through many iterations. Its most recent additions (2023) are a no-till section (which is affiliated with the Rodale Institute for Organic Research) and five new fruit trees (planted in celebration of Earth Day). If you would like to contribute (monetarily) to the maintenance of this site and its research, then you can use the link below. If you have any other questions about the site, please free to contact Dr. Bartlett at: bartlettj@fultonschools.org. Thank you for your continued support of Northwestern MS 🙂