Monday, March 14, 2011

Growing Green on St. Patrick's Day

 The press release we sent to local media today. Feel free to help spread the word!

Instead of wearing green this St. Patrick's Day, Central School students in South Berwick, ME will be growing green.  Thursday will be an all-school planting day. Local gardener and historian John Forti, of Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, NH. will come to the school to talk about gardening and planting. There will be readings, vegetable tastings, and then all the students will plant a heritage seed! The seeds will later be transferred to Central School's brand new Hoop House (which the students have named "Fresh Food Express") to begin Central School's First Garden. The hoop house is a small part of the school's new Outdoor Classroom which was designed, installed and maintained entirely by volunteers, school board members, families and local businesses. The gardening project is part of Michelle Obama's "Lets Move" initiative!. Nationally-renowned cookbook writer Kathy Gunst, along with local chefs and nutritionists,  have been donating their time teaching cooking and nutrition classes with the Central School students for the past year.

For more information contact:
Vicki Stewart, Central School principal at 384-2333
Kathy Gunst:

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