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.
It’s time for the Fall Season (October-January) of the Food Growing League once again. Cone Elementary, Leesville Road Middle, and Stokesdale Elementary return for the Fall Season with Northview Middle out of Hickory joining us for their first season.
Like before, Tendergreens, Gardencress, Radish, and Kale will be grown each month with the new option to put harvests into small plastic bags to give to others as pet food instead of the single large container used in previous Fall Seasons.
If your class wants to join the larger Spring Season with more schools taking part from February though May, you can sign up here.
Let the growing begin!
Tuesday, July 16th is your last chance to catch the ReBuildUp booth and the Food Growing League at the NC CTE Summer Convention in Greensboro.
ReBuildUp is located at Booth #212 near the back next to the NC ACTE’s $500 Cash Raffle. Stop by and learn more about our programs.
We were very grateful to receive all the letters and decorated cards from the Stokesdale Elementary students that took part in the Spring Season of the Food Growing League.
Every letter was read and we wish the graduating 5th graders the best of luck as they move on to Middle School and we hope to see the graduating 4th graders again next year.
Have a great summer to all of you and everyone else across the League!