March 29, 2011
This past Friday, sweetgreen in schools went back to visit the bright third graders at Cleveland Elementary. Some of the students told us about how they made salads at home since the last time we saw them. It was their turn to learn about what it means to eat locally and seasonally. We made a salad as a class with spinach, grapes, green apples, cucumbers, red bell peppers, sweet potatoes, and mozzarella cheese with a champaign vinaigrette. Although, they all gobbled up their salads, they missed the kale that we had for our previous visit – we discussed that we didn’t bring it because kale is no longer in season. Using a seasonality calendar, they worked on an activity handout where they drew produce that is in season and grown locally at nearby farms during their birthday months. At the time of their birthday they will now know what produce to look at for.
The third graders at Cleveland Elementary are looking forwarding to coming to the Sweetlife Festival in May. There they will have a picnic, go through various energy zones, and possibly even have a dance competition. We are really excited to have them come out to Merriweather Post Pavilion!