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Get Involved with Farm to School At Pittsburg School

Members of the Pittsburg School Faculty and our Farm to School Coordinator have been actively working on three main initiatives for the spring & summer of 2019.

1. School Garden

2. Harvest of the Month

3. Plant Sale Fundraiser

You can get involved: we are actively looking for classes who would like to participate in these initiatives.

A School Garden

The goal is to have a self-sustaining garden at Pittsburg School to contribute to healthy lifestyle choices both at school and during after school programs.

The seedlings can be started and planted by the 7th & 8th grade Science class. During the summer, the after school program can tend the gardens, and produce that is harvested during summer months can be donated to areas of need in our community.

We have sought and received Principal Sherry's approval for this project. The next step will be to develop a plan to present to the Pittsburg School Board. We would like to look into purchasing grow systems for earlier seed planting, purchasing materials to construct beds in the spring, and to coordinate seed starting efforts based on desired crops.

Harvest of the Month

Each month presents its own unique contribution to a healthy lifestyle. Our Farm to School Coordinator has resources for Elementary classrooms to utilize in their curriculum.

Plant Sale Fundraiser

Classes will have the ability to participate in a fundraising effort in which students start commonly purchased vegetable and flower seeds in their classrooms - and then sell them in the spring. Money raised would go to the Cultural Enrichment fund for all grades to utilize.

Did You Know?

You can get involved by contacting any of the Pittsburg School faculty members involved in these initiatives, or by reaching out directly to our Farm to School Program.

There is a mobile kitchen here at Pittsburg School which any faculty member or class may utilize. You can request materials or replacement tools for it through Amanda Kellner, our Farm to School Coordinator.

There is now a Farm to School Resource Page on our School Website, or you can email our Farm to School Coordinator, Amanda Kellner, directly.

There are often taste tests that involve the Harvest of the Month - it's good to encourage our students to at least try new things! Curiosity is good.

Created By
Hannah Campbell
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Credits:

Created with images by congerdesign - "vegetables vegetable basket harvest" • Gabriel Jimenez - "Poor mans garden" • Kenan Kitchen - "untitled image" • diapicard - "vegetables fresh tomatoes" • Markus Spiske - "untitled image" • ShireShy - "carrot carrots produce"

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