Students at West Parish, Beeman, and East Gloucester Schools had an awesome time harvesting veggies and doing other harvest activities with the Backyard Growers Program last week. The children harvested a combined total of 272 lbs. of produce!
Veterans School Harvest Day is coming up this Wednesday, and Plum Cove School did their harvest over a series of days. We’ll update you on these schools soon!
Three of the schools–West Parish, East Gloucester, and Plum Cove–incorporated the fresh fall veggies, including carrots, beets, potatoes, and squash, into the school lunch program. Yum!
Thanks to all of the children, parents, teachers, and school staff who made Harvest Days a success!
Check out some pictures of the school harvest here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54190478@N02/sets/72157635808210705/ (Preview)
AND DON’T FORGET TO VOTE so Backyard Growers can WIN $10K FOR SCHOOL GARDENS–We’re in the winning top 15! Help keep us there! VOTE HERE = http://goo.gl/CKY3Nk (click on Massachusetts)