This week, Cone Elementary in Greensboro finished building their Portable Gardens to grow basil in during the Spring Season (Feb-May) of the Food Growing League. The basil grown will be harvested for a Mother’s Day Plant Sale School Fundraiser in May.
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.
If your school didn’t get a chance to participant this Spring, we’re currently recruiting for next fall.
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.
Fourth graders at Sugarloaf Elementary School fed their March Food Growing League harvest of Garden Cress to a dog. Remember to consult your veterinarian about what you can and can’t feed your dogs and cats.
This month, “Brownie” the hamster was treated to fresh microgreen radishes grown by one of the classes at Sugarloaf Elementary School currently competing in our new Food Growing League.
On Wednesday, December 13th, 5th grade AIG (Academically or Intellectually Gifted) students at Stokesdale Elementary began building their 3 Bottle Top Portable Garden Mini Bins (PG3’s).
The students will add soil and plant seeds the first week of 2018.
8th graders at Dillard Middle School provided fresh tendergreens to feed pet guinea pigs from their first harvest of the school year. The microgreens were grown in class using water bottles and other common materials as part of the Classroom to Food Market Pipeline (CFMP) program.
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.