Each quarter, ASAP’s Growing Minds co-hosts a school garden meeting with an area school. The winter meeting was held at Hall Fletcher Elementary, a school with an active garden program. Despite it being the middle of December there was still a lot to see and learn.
To celebrate cucumber month in September, students at Hazelwood Elementary in Haywood County, NC, sampled pickles. We received this rollicking report from the teacher who led the activity:
Farmers Market Field Trip
Sometimes it can be a challenge to get students out to a farm for a field trip. A teacher at Hazelwood Elementary came up with a unique solution this fall and took her students to the nearby farmers tailgate market!
On a sunny afternoon in early winter, first grade students at Isaac Dickson Elementary School in Asheville, NC, learned to make cornbread from locally grown corn.
Get Local @ School Bulletin Board
Students at Cullowhee Valley School in Jackson County, NC, got a lesson in how apples grow when they visited their school cafeteria this fall. Utilizing materials from our Get Local @ School campaign, bulletin boards are an easy way to share information about local agriculture with every student.