MVSD Partners with Classroom in Bloom and the Winthrop Kiwanis Club to Design and Construct a Root Cellar

Winthrop Kiwanis Club members building a root cellar at the Classroom in Bloom garden.With a focus on developing healthy youth, the MVSD Design and Construction Students, Classroom in Bloom staff, and members of the Winthrop Kiwanis Club are working together to construct a root cellar.

When asked about the project, Classroom in Bloom Executive Director, Kim Bondi stated, “What a great project to work on with Kiwanis’ assistance! Today I was in a meeting at the elementary school and the root cellar was discussed as a project that will make a significant difference to store excess healthy food for our kids in the fall/winter.”

When asked what will be done with the food that is stored, she added, “We’re discussing collecting apples from local Valley orchards to store in the root cellar, and growing an extra 100 ft row of carrots in the garden – both to be purposed as snacks for students – giving healthy fresh snacks a boost for ALL students is a critical and equitable issue we’ve been talking about as a school/garden partnership…”

Who are the Kiwanis?
Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Today, Kiwanis International stands with more than 550,000 members. From K-Kids to Key Club to Kiwanis, and many ages in between, in 80 countries and geographic areas, Kiwanis members are making a positive impact within their communities. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy and offering guidance. Kiwanis clubs host nearly 150,000 service projects each year.

A big shout-out to MVSD Design and Construction Instructor, Wyatt Southworth, MVSD students, Classroom in Bloom staff, and members of the Winthrop Kiwanis Club!

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