Now entering the third year of our in class food growing program the Classroom to Food Market Pipeline (CFMP), we’re ready to take the next step into creating a way for classes across the state to find out who has the best Classroom Farmers each month.
January 2018 will begin the inaugural season of the Food Growing League (FGL).
Just like before, CFMP classes will split into teams of 2 or 3 to grow each month’s food. The harvest weights are still recorded to determine the best team in the classroom and reward them with extra food growing materials to take home. For the FGL, the instructor will send in a copy of that harvest sheet to compare against other participating classes to determine the best growers in the FGL.
Each class will take on one other class head to head comparing their best five harvests every month. These match ups will be shown in the form of a video game themed Competition video posted to your school’s food growing facebook page during the 4th week of each month.
After all match ups take place, the Team Rank for the top 40 competing teams (5 teams per class) will be shown. To make things interesting, it’s possible for a team’s class to lose, but for the individual team to still come in first under Team Rank. An Upcoming Match Ups video will also be posted the 2nd week of each month letting classes know in advance who they will be competing with in the 4th week. The Upcoming Match Ups video will also show the Classroom Ranking.
We look forward to the League encouraging students that much more to grow greens and eat healthy. Please consider taking part with your students or as a sponsor. Feel free to contact us with comments or questions.