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ReBuildUp turns 6!

ReBuildUp turns 6 today and we’d like to thank all the teachers, students, schools, sponsors, and everyone else whose helped make this possible.

Since March 1st 2014, we’ve been trying out new ideas here and there and we look forward to the coming year being the one we finally ramp things up and increase the number of schools taking part in a big way.

Thanks again to all of you who have come along for the ride.

Food Growing League 2019-2020 Spring Season Officially Starts

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!

Championship Round of the 2019-2020 Food Growing League Fall Season (VIDEO & PODCAST)

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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 2019-2020 Food Growing League Fall Season (VIDEO & PODCAST)

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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 2019-2020 Food Growing League Fall Season (VIDEO & PODCAST)

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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.

Round 1 of the 2019-2020 Food Growing League Fall Season (VIDEO & PODCAST)

Click thumbnails for printable images of each Match (including Pet Food Sale Bonus Round) plus Class Ranking
MG1A CONFERENCE

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.

2019-2020 FGL Fall Season Begins!

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!

ReBuildUp Booth # 212 @ #NCCTE Summer Convention July 16th

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.

Stokesdale Elementary says “Thank You” for Basil

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!

Invest Collegiate Middle wins the 2018-19 Spring Season Food Growing League Championship

Charlotte’s Invest Collegiate Middle took the top spot with a 4-0 record to win both their Conference B Title and the overall Food Growing League Spring Season Championship with the tallest basil plants.

Hendersonville’s Sugarloaf Elementary won the Conference A Title and Pleasant Garden Elementary received first place for both the number of plants sold at 45 and most money raised with $200 going towards their school’s technology fund.

View the Championship Round video and scorecards here.

Congratulations again to the winners and special thanks to all the students and especially the teachers who made this season possible.

We’ll see everyone again for the Fall Season October through January when schools will be vying for the best microgreen harvest by weight.

Contact us if your school is interested in joining the Food Growing League.