1. On September 11, Whole Foods is partnering with the Growe Foundation for a community volunteer day. Flatirons has been chosen to be the recipient of this effort. Six to Twelve strong volunteers are needed from 3 pm to 5:30 p.m. to implement the improvements to the Flatirons school garden.
2. A volunteer is needed from each classroom to be the liaison between teacher and Garden to Table coordinator to help organize parent volunteers and implement lessons for each class. Please contact Liz Vaillancourt if interested.
Garden to Table is an elementary school program (School Food Project) that provides hands-on opportunities for children to learn about where food comes from and to make healthy and environmentally sustainable lifestyle choices. The Growe Foundation supports the School Food Project to integrate hands-on learning around nutrition, food preparation and environmental stewardship.
Working collaboratively with teachers the Growe Foundation has provided us the opportunity to track strong curriculum based connections to the school gardens. Growe creates hands-on learning experiences for students with growing, preparing and eating healthy food, while incorporating health, environmental, social and economic learning and lessons. These lessons are part of the curriculum for all grade levels.