Like the Winter Season, newcomers will compete using the Starter Kit while those returning for a new season will use the Spring Kit.
We welcome back Stokesdale Elementary, Leesville Road Middle who signed up for the Winter Season, but had to drop out due to schedule issues, and Cone Elementary who returns for their fifth year in the League. Interested schools not currently in the League can contact us for details.
The Food Growing League was delayed this season just like everything else.
Because some schools started late and didn’t get a chance to record results before stay at home orders, we only have two schools: Pleasant Garden and Stokesdale Elementaries that managed to take plants home and record some or all of their results.
Thanks to all teachers and students that took part as much as they could in the midst of everything else. We’re updating the Food Growing League to accommodate distance learning along with other updates for the fall season.
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The February through May Spring Season of the Food Growing League begins with eight schools from across North Carolina vying for the tallest Cherry Tomato, Basil, and Jalapeño plants.
In May, classes have the option of holding a Mother’s Day Plant Sale selling off what they’ve grown over the Spring as a School fundraiser.
This competition features two conferences made up of four schools each.
Conference PS1A consists of Cone Elementary (Greensboro), Stokesdale Elementary (Stokesdale), Pleasant Garden Elementary (Pleasant Garden), and Leesville Road Middle (Raleigh).
Conference PS1B is made up of Northview Middle (Hickory), Woodington Middle (Kinston), Oak Grove High (Winston-Salem), and DH Conley High (Greeneville).
Videos showcasing the results of Rounds 1-4 for each conference will be posted at the end of the season in late May. The winners of both conferences will be face off in a separate Championship video that decides who will be the Spring Season 2019-2020 Food Growing League Champion.
The Championship video will also share who the Plant Sale Spring Season Champion is as well.
Good Luck to all competitors and we look forward to seeing your results in May!
The Championship Round of the Food Growing League Fall 2019-2020 season decides who of the four competitors: Cone Elementary (Greensboro), Northview Middle (Hickory), Stokesdale Elementary (Stokesdale), and Leesville Road Middle (Raleigh) will become Champion.
Round 3 of the Food Growing League Fall 2019-2020 season brings us one step closer to the Championship featuring Leesville Road Middle (Raleigh) versus Cone Elementary (Greensboro) and Northview Middle (Hickory) competing with Stokesdale Elementary (Stokesdale) for the best radish microgreen harvest.
Round 2 of the Food Growing League Fall 2019-2020 season continues growing gardencress this time with Stokesdale Elementary (Stokesdale) back to take on Leesville Road Middle (Raleigh) and Cone Elementary (Greensboro) squaring off with Northview Middle (Hickory).
Round 2’s Pet Food Sales had a surprising result.
The first round of the Food Growing League is here with three familiar schools plus a new competitor in the Fall 2019-2020 season.
Cone Elementary (Greensboro) takes on Stokesdale Elementary (Stokesdale) and newcomer Northview Middle (Hickory) goes up against Leesville Road Middle (Raleigh) for the best Tendergreen Harvest.
As a Bonus Round, we have Pet Food Sales after the matches. This Bonus Round allows students in the League using our GrowBuck program to sell their harvests to other students. This way students have another way to win plus get to practice their math and financial literacy skills.