Earth Day was a success thanks to these amazing kids! The third graders in Dawn Chehab’s class at Winegard Elementary School have been very busy this year, working on a special service learning project that focuses around food. Earlier this year, the class built a hydroponic garden from which the students have been growing a variety of fruits and vegetables. Dedicated to highlighting products created by local artisans, Whole Foods Market invited the class to be part of their Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Available produce for sale included: Kale, Swiss Chard, Snap Peas, Dill, Cilantro, Basil, Chives, Sage, Pineapple Sage, Mint, a variety of Lettuces, Broccoli, Cucumber & Squash.
Ms. Chehab, along with four of her students had a booth set up to sell produce harvested from their hydroponic garden. The money raised helped in the maintenance and expansion of their class garden.
“We are excited to have the students participate in our Farmer’s Market,” said Vicky Santamaria, Marketing Field Associate for Whole Foods Market. “They have been hard at work all year on their garden and it will be a great way to share their experience with the community.”