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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 begins Fall Season 2018-2019

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.

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.

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.

 

Sugarloaf Elementary feeds dog their classroom grown Garden Cress

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.