October 20, 2016
Farm to School in District Six
District Six is Going Organic
District Six is making it a priority to serve healthy organic foods to students. As a part of our new Farm to School Initiative District Six has begun the process to grow its own certified organic vegetables to serve students in the cafeteria. District Six recently partnered with the Spartanburg County Foundation and Upstate Forever to protect land at Cragmoor Farm near the Walnut Grove Plantation. We have secured 49 acres of land and are so far growing on 16 acres. So far the district has planted cowpeas that we will mow to use as a cover crop. This spring the district will grow broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes, zucchini and squash to serve in our cafeterias. This initiative will also include an education component to teach healthy eating and agriculture education for students.
South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Visits Fairforest Elementary School
Our Farm 2 School initiative continues to grow! South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Mr. Hugh Weathers visited District Six today as another school celebrated its plan for a school garden. Fairforest Elementary School held an exciting parade and ribbon cutting ceremony...a kick off for its "Growing Green Garden." This event was part of the school's Farm to School grant received from the SC Dept. of Agriculture.
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