Sow it, Grow it, Eat it, Know it: Classroom in Bloom’s Annual Student-led Farmer’s Market a Smashing Success!

MVE 4th grade students sell cabbages and basil grown in the school garden.Today, MVE students, with the support of Classroom in Bloom staff, facilitated its annual Farmer’s Market. Based upon the comments and smiles displayed by our students and the many parents and community members in attendance, it appears to have been wildly successful.

Not familiar with Classroom in Bloom?

Classroom in Bloom is a school garden located on the MVSD campus. It was built to inspire Methow Valley children to live a healthy lifestyle, make healthy choices, and eat healthy food.

The Farm-to-Cafeteria program teaches about sustainable food systems that support our agricultural community, provides experiential, inquiry-based learning opportunities, and serves as a place of wonder.

A working garden, the CiB school garden produces thousands of pounds of produce each year. Working in partnership with CiB, the MVSD food services team uses the produce to supplement school meal program and K-5 healthy snack program.
Some noteworthy highlights include:

  • Two-acre school garden and greenhouse located on Methow Valley District campus
  • Several thousand pounds of produce harvested annually
  • Elementary school garden curriculum taught in grades K-5
  • High school horticulture coursework
  • After-school programs
  • Summer camps
  • Quarterly “Locals Lunch” served in partnership with MVSD
  • High School internships
  • High School Senior & 10th Grade Project Mentorship
  • Composting cafeteria waste
  • Worm and compost education
  • Culinary cooking lessons
  • Host site in support of other aspiring school garden initiatives

If you’d like more information about Classroom in Bloom and/or how you can contribute, please visit classroominbloom.org or contact CiB Executive Director, Kim Bondi at: Kim@classroominbloom.org

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