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.
Follow this site, our FaceBook, or Twitter to get regular updates on the Match Up announcements and Competition videos each month to see whose winning.
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.
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.