Seasonal snacks from garden to classroom!

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Seasonal snacks from garden to classroom!

We are excited to launch our new program, Harvest of the Month: Garden to Table Snack Program today.  Harvest of the Month (HoM) is a great way for youth and their families to explore, taste, and learn about seasonal vegetables and fruits – from the garden, in the classroom, on the plate.

Each month we will highlight a locally available crop by providing a fresh, healthy snack in all six Charlottesville Elementary Schools. Students also learn about the crop in their schoolyard garden and classroom. Information on growing, nutrition, and preparation of the crop is shared with teachers, families, caregivers and the community. Our goal is to support healthy living skills that strengthen our community.

We are so fortunate to work with a cadre of partners including a Charlottesville City Schools, Local Food Hub, and Move2Health. Supported with funds through the Thomas Jefferson Health District of the Virginia Department of Health and other generous donors.

Stay tuned for more information with each month’s crop.

This month, it’s Pink Lady Apples!

Thanks to Whitney McDermott, CSG’s Allegheny Mountain Institute’s 2014 Senior Fellow for this beautiful artwork.