We’re excited to begin the Fall Season of the Food Growing League (FGL) this month that features 4 schools made up of 13 classes with over 280 students participating from October through January.
Cone Elementary (Greensboro), Sugarloaf Elementary (Hendersonville), Eastern Wayne High (Goldsboro), and Invest Collegiate Middle (Charlotte) will compete for the best Tendergreen, Garden Cress, Radish, and Kale microgreen harvests each month.
School and Team Rankings will be posted at the end of each month both as a video and printable infographics.
Contact us if your school wants to be a part of the upcoming Spring Season.
Special thanks to the students and teachers at Cone Elementary that made their first delivery in the Classroom to Food Market Pipeline (CFMP) with Tessa Farm to Fork such a smooth success.
There’s still time to grab some Cone Elementary student grown greens this week at Tessa Farm to Fork. So make a plan to stop by.
On Monday, January 30th, students at Sugarloaf Elementary in Hendersonville, NC harvested their Portable Gardens and bagged the greens for pickup by the Interfaith Assistance Ministry’s Food Pantry.
Another picture of Sugarloaf’s Classroom to Food Pantry Pipeline (CFPP) in action.
On Saturday, November 19th, fresh student grown pesticide free greens harvested the day before made it to Parkwood Baptist’s Hand to Hand Food Pantry. A flyer highlighting some of the health benefits of eating more greens was also included in the delivery.
Ragsdale High School’s Classroom to Food Pantry Pipeline (CFPP) setup to benefit Hand to Hand will continue with regular monthly deliveries for the rest of the school year.
Food grown by students in Mrs. Pendrak’s (a former PitchPocalypse Winner) 2nd Block Game Design class at Ragsdale High School was successfully harvested and delivered to Renaissance Church’s Food Bank on Saturday, March 26th, as part of ReBuildUp’s “Food Bike” program.
In addition to setting up this “Classroom to Food Bank Pipeline,” students played a nutrition based card game also called “Food Bike” where they took turns being customers and merchants selling one another fruits and vegetables based on each food’s health benefits.
The Food Bike program finished up with a small cash prize contest where winners made bottle lettuce growers to see who could grow the biggest plant over the course of the program. Coming in first was Reina, second place went to Emily, and coming in third was Cameron.
ReBuildUp is currently seeking out sponsors, donors, and grants to help make these requests a reality.
There are over 40 schools across the state wanting this for their classroom and community. There are also teachers in both Greensboro and High Point requesting Food Bike which is important given Guilford County’s status as #1 in the nation for food insecurity.
Sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting, the Greater High Point Food Alliance also deserves thanks for connecting Ragsdale with Renaissance Church. For more information on “Food Bike” along with how to involve your school, congregation, or food bank, visit https://rebuildup.com/foodbike along with the Greater High Point Food Alliance at http://www.ghpfa.org