Edible School Garden News

January 8, 2014 in Slow Food Schools

Vitamix Machines for School Garden Programs Thanks to the amazing Stefanie Saks, Vitamix has agreed to supply Edible School Gardens with re-furbished Vitamix machines. The Springs Seedlings Project has already received one for their Food Justice and after school programs.  In order to receive a Vitamix, schools must submit a description of their school garden program and how it is incorporated into the school curriculum.  You can see the materials that were supplied by Springs Seedlings as an example of what was accepted by clicking here. (It is not in perfect form but should be good enough!)  Please send completed forms to Judiann Carmack-Fayyaz at jcfayyaz@gmail.com with the subject line “VITAMIX” and she will forward them to Stefanie.

Ghana, Africa Inquires About Our School Gardens The Edible School Garden Group has been contacted by a school garden in Ghana, Africa, which found the East End through the group’sedibleschoolgardens.org, maintained by Megan Schmidt. They were very impressed with our programs and wanted to collaborate with us.  It would be great for students from both countries to Skype and/or communicate. This is of great interest to them. The Edible School Garden Group is looking for someone in the group who would like to further investigate how they might be able to help this garden as we did with the “Wings Over Haiti Garden”.