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Round 1 (Tendergreens) 2018-2019 Fall Season – Food Growing League

Click thumbnails for printable images of each Match plus Class & Team Ranking


We kick off the 1st Round of the Fall Season of the 2018-2019 Food Growing League with the 1st Match of Sugarloaf Elementary (Hendersonville) vs. Cone Elementary (Greensboro) and 2nd Match of Eastern Wayne High (Goldsboro) vs. Invest Collegiate Middle (Charlotte). Unfortunately, due to a tight schedule caused by back to back hurricanes, Cone Elementary was not able to take part this month. We hope to see them back in November.

This season we’ve introduced “Pro-rated” growing to account for weather delays and other issues that alter growing schedules.

This means if a school takes longer than the standard two weeks from plant to harvest, their final harvest numbers are adjusted to show an estimate of their weights if they were harvested on the 14th day as scheduled. Classes with Pro-rated harvest numbers will have a “P” next to their team number and harvest total.

Thanks to A. Wright, CPA in Goldsboro and Bulldog Printing in Greensboro for sponsoring this month’s competition.

Learn more about the League here.

Food Growing League (NC1A) 2017-2018: 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.

 

Food Growing League (NC1A): Round 2 – Radishes

It’s Round 2 of the Food Growing League (FGL). With the bad weather of January behind us, classrooms rally behind bigger radish yields. Thanks to Bulldog Printing for helping sponsor the 2nd 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.

Cone Elementary’s Radishes go from Classroom to Groundhog

This month, Cone Elementary’s harvest of microgreen radishes made their way to “Hansel & Gretel,” the two Groundhogs under  Piedmont Wildlife Rehab’s care. Thanks again to Bulldog Printing for helping sponsor the Classroom to Food Market Pipeline (CFMP) at Cone.

Food Bike at Cone ES sponsored by Dame’s Chicken & Waffles

On Halloween Day at Cone Elementary, 4th graders got to play the new version of the nutrition card game Food Bike.

In addition to teaching about the health benefits of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices, Food Bike is being used to start the Promo Materials activity for students where they make flyers and table toppers promoting a particular food.

Cone Elementary’s 1st harvest sponsored by Emma Keys Burgers

Cone Elementary 4th Graders had their first harvest of tendergreens on Friday, October 20th. The harvest is part of the Classroom to Food Market Pipeline (CFMP) at Cone sponsored this month by Emma Keys Flat Top Burgers.

Students watered their greens for two weeks before the harvest.

Teams took turns cutting their tendergreens to find out how much they weighed.

Team 3 took first place to start off the growing season that will run until May featuring seven more foods to be planted.

The full harvest was delivered to a nearby animal hospital to be used as rabbit food.

ReBuildUp’s Classroom to Food Market Pipeline Demo Today 1pm & 2pm #CTESC17

Attendees will receive a Portable Garden kit to grow in class this fall. Limit 20 attendees per session. The Portable Garden is part of ReBuildUp’s Classroom to Food Market Pipeline (CFMP) that shows students how to grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, & spices in class or at home using every day materials like water bottles.

Both our first session from 1:00-1:50pm and our second session 2:00-2:50pm will be held in the Meadowbrook Room. Attendees will learn how to setup, harvest, and clean their Portable Garden.

Learn more about bringing the CFMP to your School here.