New Additions to Our Frontier
- Elise Garza, Frontier Elementary School
- Access to Healthy Foods, Student Leadership, Teamwork
By partnering with Fuel Up to Play 60 our school has been able to put extra emphasis on agriculture and healthy eating. With the Fuel Up to Play 60 grant money we purchased a variety of fruit trees that the students teamed up to plant. The trees include guava, avocado, jaboticaba, banana, and mulberry. Students used teamwork and leadership skills to evaluate the best location for the trees based on spacing, drainage, sun exposure, and other terrain factors. The students and teachers are eager to see the trees grow and for the years of harvesting to come. We plan to use the fruit in combination with dairy products, like yogurt, to make smoothies for a breakfast snack item at our school.