On Saturday, November 6, HFHK staff, members of the PTA, teachers and Sprouts volunteers from both their Wilmington and Pasadena, MD stores built 8 garden beds at HFHK’s newest partner school, Carrcroft Elementary. Their first growing season will start March 2022.
Principal Mark Overly decided to partner with Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids because of positive feedback from other schools using the program. “We have heard how great the program is with giving hands-on experience when working with the Next Gen Science standards. Plus, who doesn’t want to eat homegrown fresh lettuce?”
First grader Max (in photo above) impressed Overly and the garden volunteers by his contagious enthusiasm that kept the team going on the frosty morning. We never had a more capable tool organizer or back-up shoveler!
“It was wonderful how the community of builders came together for the build. Special thanks to the Sprout volunteers, parents, district office, and the HFHK workers that helped to make the planter boxes,” said Overly.