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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.
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.
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.
Students at Cone Elementary gave their latest microgreen kale harvest to a hungry bird being nursed back to health by Piedmont Wildlife Rehab.
The background of the gallery image (click to enlarge) shows a mostly chronological order of the year (March 2017-March 2018) in pictures starting with pics from the 99th Annual NCAFCS in Charlotte almost exactly one year ago up to the Healthy For Good Expo just last weekend in High Point. The text is made up of screen shots from our new Food Growing League (FGL) started this past January.
We look forward to continuing to expand the program and improve the Health & Entrepreneurship skills of students and adults alike.