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Food Growing League (NC1A): Final Round – Sunflowers

The inaugural Season of the Food Growing League comes to an end in this 5th and Final Round.  First place was a four way tie that came down to who grew the most Sunflowers by weight to determine the League Champion for the 2017-2018 Spring Season. Watch the video and view the results below to print out and share in your classroom.

Total combined harvests for all classes comes to 2096.74 grams or 4.613 lbs. Here’s the individual breakdown by classroom which varied in number of students ranging from 13 to 26 pupils per class:

428.11g – Sugarloaf Class B
398.33g – Sugarloaf Class A
353.72g – Cone Class A (only grew for 4 rounds)
328.98g – Sugarloaf Class C
317.20g – Sugarloaf Class D
270.40g – Stokesdale Class A

These harvests helped feed birds, chickens, turtles, hamsters, and even groundhogs.

Special thanks to Cone, Stokesdale, and Sugarloaf Elementaries for participating. Due to a schoolwide schedule change, Cone Elementary could not take part in the final round.

Thanks also to our sponsors Bulldog Printing, Pita Delite, and 1618 Concepts for helping fund this program.

If your school didn’t get a chance to participant this Spring, we’re currently recruiting for next fall.

Food Growing League (NC1A): Round 3 – Garden Cress

Round 3 of the Food Growing League (FGL). Garden Cress is the food for this month. Thanks to Bulldog Printing and 1618 Concepts for helping sponsor the 3rd Round.

Below are infographics for each match in the round followed by the class ranking so far and individual team rank. The infographics can be clicked on and printed out to display in the classroom to let students know how well they did this month.

 

Classroom Farming returns to Cone Elementary

On Friday October 6th, Fourth graders at Cone Elementary resumed the Classroom to Food Market Pipeline (CFMP). This month of the CFMP is sponsored by Emma Keys Flat Top Grill.

Students in teams of 2 got the chance to build their own mini-Portable Gardens that they’ll be in charge of for the remainder of the school year.

This year’s version of the CFMP brings with it a new food to plant each month.