The month of October was chock full of fun and goodness in the world of School Gardens. Most months of the year we delight in bringing real food and hands-on learning to hundreds of students on a weekly basis, but do you know what makes October so special?…
School Garden Harvest Festivals only happen once a year and call for “all hands on deck” to make them work. That means all of our School Garden volunteers, PTO members, staff, AmeriCorps members, parents and many of our board members show up to help. This year, our biggest year yet, nine elementary schools were able to participate.
That means every student at those 9 schools:
- made and drank fresh apple cider
- ground corn into cornmeal and wheat berries into flour
- ran the straw bale obstacle course
- shucked fresh corn
- ate roasted garden veggies and corn-on-the-cob
- listened and danced to live music
- learned more about real food
…all in their School Gardens.
Once again, none of these opportunities for our local students to experience real food and hands-on learning could happen without the support of so many people and businesses in this community. Thank you!