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.
Thanks again to the Healthy For Good Expo for inviting us out again this year. The event has definitely grown since last year. It was good making connections with High Point parents looking to bring the Food Growing League (FGL) to their children’s schools.
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.
Nearly 200 students in 10 Classrooms using the Classroom to Food Market Pipeline (CFMP) program from 4 Schools: Cone Elementary, Dillard Middle, Stokesdale Elementary, and Sugarloaf Elementary make up the participants of this debut season of the FGL.
Because Sugarloaf’s entire 4th grade and Dillard’s entire 8th grade are competing, each classroom is divided into Class A, B, C, & D to identify them. Both the single classrooms from Cone and Stokesdale are also listed as Class A.
The Competition Video for this 1st Round will be posted in late January/early February after all classroom harvests have been completed.
After 3 years of ReBuildUp’s food growing program in various NC schools, we’re happy to announce the launch of the Food Growing League (FGL).
The League allows classrooms taking part in the Classroom to Food Market Pipeline (CFMP) to compete with one another each month for who has the biggest harvest by weight. The first two months of the League are sponsored in part by Bulldog Printing.
Nearly 200 students from 10 classrooms in 4 different schools will participate in this inaugural season. These four schools are Cone Elementary (Greensboro), Dillard Middle (Goldsboro), Sugarloaf Elementary (Hendersonville), & Stokesdale Elementary (Stokesdale). Both Cone and Sugarloaf Elementaries are veterans of the CFMP having taken part last year as well.
Following their December Training Session, 5th Grade AIG students at Stokesdale Elementary planted their first seeds of the season on Wednesday, January 3rd thanks to the sponsorship of Bulldog Printing.
In two weeks, their beet microgreen crop will be ready to harvest.
Beets are one of the three cold weather seeds selected for this extra cold winter season.