Abney Elementary School

Garden Harvest

November 6, 2013

 

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Cafeteria Manager Debbie Davis and some of her Student Nutrition Advisory Council members.

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SNAC Members, Ms. Davis and Supervisor of Food Services Pat Farris look over
the garden beds and variety of vegetables and herbs being grown.

 

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Student ready the bins to collect the lettuce harvest.

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Teacher Geremy Jackson and his class prepare to conduct the harvest.

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Mr. Jackson shows students how to pull the plants out of the garden beds.

 

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Into the harvest they go.

 

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Quickly filling up one bin after another.

 

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Principal Mike Alford joins in to oversee the harvest.

 

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Students explain to Principal Alford what they are doing.

 

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Students hard at work during the harvest.

 

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After the plants are harvested, the roots and other organic matter leftover is plowed
back into the soil for composting.

 

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The harvest crew stops for a group photo.

 

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The SNAC members bring the harvested lettuce back to the cafeteria.

 

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Into the kitchen to prepare the harvest for serving.

 

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They carefully wash the newly harvested plants.

 

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Again and again, the plants are rinsed and allowed to soak.

 

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Then they mixed with carrots and croutons and sprinkled with salad dressing.

 

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When finished, off come the gloves....

 

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And the mixed salad is wheeled out to the dining room....

 

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Where it is served to the harvesters....

 

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who enjoy the produce from the garden they helped plant and raise.

 

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Everybody enjoys a healthy, fresh-grown salad.