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.
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.
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.
Cone Elementary 4th Graders had their first harvest of tendergreens on Friday, October 20th. The harvest is part of the Classroom to Food Market Pipeline (CFMP) at Cone sponsored this month by Emma Keys Flat Top Burgers.
Students watered their greens for two weeks before the harvest.
Teams took turns cutting their tendergreens to find out how much they weighed.
Team 3 took first place to start off the growing season that will run until May featuring seven more foods to be planted.
The full harvest was delivered to a nearby animal hospital to be used as rabbit food.