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Fuel Up to Play 60 Gardens at Carman Elem

By
Martin Gow,   Carman El
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Fuel Up to Play 60 Gardens at Carman Elem
Our Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassadors with the help of Child Nutrition and Media teams were able to make a video on how to make cucumber lime water and watermelon mint water. Our student ambassadors have been working since the beginning of the school year in our garden area. Our goal was to grow different fruits and vegetables and some herbs to do different taste tests.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

With the help of our Administration, Child Nutrition department and Media department we able to make this video possible. Our students worked very hard in the school garden, growing watermelon, mint, cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce and peppers. With the help of our Child Nutrition department and our Media team, we were able to make a video on how to make cucumber lime water and watermelon mint water.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We started early in the year planting our seeds in the greenhouse and eventually transplanted them to our raised beds. We kept in close contact with our Child Nutrition department and our local farmers. Our student team monitored our plants from the beginning by watering them and taking extra care during harsh weather.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Our students were able to taste test different fruits and vegetables. We compare them to bought items and our fruits and vegetables tasted better. We have notice that more student have joined our gardening club this year as part of Fuel Up to Play 60. This year, our students planted tomato, cilantro, basil, jalapeno, bell pepper, cabbage, carrots and spinach. We hope our harvest goes well to allow more students to taste test these fresh fruits and vegetables.