Old Donation using its garden and greenhouse to make healthier food

November 2, 2018

Is there anything more fun than growing, harvesting and eating food right from your own back yard garden?  Of course, not. But, what if fresh vegetables weren't just grown at home, but also, at school?

 

In an effort to answer that question, Old Donation School's Gardening Club students are growing a variety of crops in their very own garden and greenhouse, which are located outside, near the school's cafeteria; and, the hand-picked produce is used in healthy recipes and green salads throughout the school week. 

 

The club even includes location identification stickers on some of its food packaging, so that students will know the ingredients' origins. 

 

In addition, seventh grade students are using the ingredients in their "Top Chef" competition, where they plan and cook their own delicious meals for the school. 

 

And to keep it all on track, Virginia Beach City Public Schools' chef, Kip Poole, has been working closely with the cafeteria staff and students, to make their farm-to-table meals into a "sweet" success.

 

(Information and photos courtesy of Cox High School.)

 

Old Donation School's Garden Club includes location identification stickers on some its food packaging, so students will know the ingredients' origin.  In addition, the seventh grade students are using the ingredients in their "Top Chef" competition, where they plan and cook their own meals

for the school. 

 

 

Virginia Beach City Public Schools' chef, Kip Poole, has been working closely with Old Donation School's cafeteria staff

and students to make their farm-to-table meals

"sweet" success.

 

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