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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 4 – Tendergreens

April’s tendergreen planting got off to a late start due to Spring Break, but now with harvests done, we can report that Stokesdale Elementary Class A managed to win against undefeated Sugarloaf Elementary Class B in the 4th round of the 2017-2018 Food Growing League.

Below are infographics for each match in the round (so far). The infographics can be clicked on and printed out to display in the classroom to let students know how well they did this month.

Greensboro Day joins CFMP with Tessa Farm to Fork

gsoday-noble-partner-logo-285The 2nd week of the month in February through May will feature greens grown by Greensboro Day School students at Tessa Farm to ForkHelp support this Classroom to Food Market Pipeline (CFMP) by visiting Tessa Farm to Fork in Greensboro.

Noble Academy sets up CFMP with Tessa Farm to Fork

tessa-noble-partner-logo-285Starting in January 2017, students at Noble Academy will begin growing and harvesting greens to be served during the 3rd week of each month at Tessa Farm to Fork on Battleground Ave in Greensboro.  This is part of Tessa’s newly launched Classroom to Food Market Pipeline (CFMP) with area schools.

Stop by Tessa to get a taste of these student grown greens.

Food Bike Winners at Ragsdale High School

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On Friday, March 18th, the top three players of ReBuildUp’s new Food Bike nutrition game were awarded with cash prizes sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting.

This concludes the Winter 2016 eight week program at Ragsdale High School with students playing several rounds of the Food Bike card game along with growing their own lettuce bottles at home to win the contest.

Congratulations to Reina, Emily, and Cameron!

Food Bike @ McGirt-Horton Library sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting

Crest--McGRT-FB-1-26-300PUBLIC (FREE) EVENT – ReBuildUp’s new nutrition program Food Book will be held on Tuesdays January 26th-February 16th 5:15-6:00 at McGirt-Horton Library sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting.

Food Bike teaches participants how to grow food on their own using everyday items without the need for regular watering along with playing a card game teaching why eating healthy makes you feel better.