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- Nine schools with thriving school gardens, most of which are at high-poverty schools
where 100% of the students qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch.
- A total of 3,794 Kindergarten through eighth grade students participated in 33,481 garden-based learning hours during the school day at 9 schools. This curriculum is tied to the Next Generation Science Standards.
- 394 elementary aged students participated in after-school and summer Youth Grow garden clubs and camps for a total of 5,414 learning hours dedicated to hands-on food
- 2,198 children and 2,114 adults participated in special one- time events learning about
healthy cooking, snacking and eating and food gardening.
- Over 100 volunteers assisted with after-school Youth Grow clubs, garden camps and
garden workparties, contributing over 1000 total person-hours.
- An estimated 212 pounds of school grown food was harvested and provided to
cafeterias, student garden clubs and school-based food pantries.
After a late start and a great deal of concern on the part of the gardeners the 107 tomato plants at Columbia River Correctional institution have taken off . . Aside from thousands of flowers, the Indigo Rose Tomatoes have already set fruit. Everyone in the institution is look forward to fresh tomatoes soon.
We’ve had a great Chef In My Garden season so far with 5 out of the 6 dinners. We still have tickets available for dinner with Trent Pierce from Roe but they are selling out quickly. Don’t miss out this summer, get your tickets now.
Title: Sustainability in Schools: Upcoming Info Sessions for Parents and Teachers
CALLING ALL GREEN MINDED PARENTS
Come to one of the Eco-School Network’s upcoming “Dessert Meetup” info sessions to learn about sustainability initiatives in our schools.
The Eco-School Network is a program that trains and supports parents doing volunteer sustainability projects in elementary schools. Join us for our upcoming Dessert Meetup to learn how you can start or support sustainable projects at your child’s school.
Locations and Dates:
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Dessert Meetups will be held in homes of Eco-School Network parents. Please contact us for further information.