Check out these links to things we’re excited about!
1. How to Winterize Your Vegetable Garden
After the first frost snuck up on us last weekend, it’s been a mad dash to harvest and prepare our school gardens for winter! This is a helpful article for anyone needing a reminder on how best to prepare your vegetable garden for winter.
2. A School Garden Can Encourage Kids to Eat Healthier
We at SYG already knew this but it’s awesome to see the research backs it up! The end of the article has a helpful guide for how to get a school garden started but if you’re in the KC metro, of course you should get in contact with us!
3. Nomster Chef
This website teaches kids how to cook! A lot like school gardens, teaching kids to cook helps them eat healthier. Just like kids are more likely to try a new vegetable if they helped grow it themselves, they’re more likely to eat a new food if they cooked it themselves!
This is such an exciting seed company – they create plant varieties with the end goal of deliciousness! It might not sound very innovative but most vegetables are actually bred for looks, not flavor, so they’ll sell at the grocery store, but Row 7 teams up with chefs and plant experts to breed for delicious flavor above all!
5. Restaurant Owner Adopts Kendall School for Garden Project
A popular farm-to-table restaurant in Miami is teaming up with a local school to build and maintain their school garden! The chefs will help the kids learn how to grow, harvest and cook the food they grew themselves!
The Tour de Fresh is a 4-day 275 mile cycling event whose goal is to bring more salad bars to schools! They have raised over $600,00 to bring salad bars to schools across the country since their start in 2014. Check out this article about the 2018 race!
7. National School Lunch Week 2018
Last week was National School Lunch Week, and we love seeing all the healthy options being added to school lunches! See how everyone celebrated by clicking the link above!