March 10, 2011
At Garfield Elementary, we visited the same two fourth grade classes as last time for a new lesson, “Eat with the Seasons!” We gave each student a seasonal produce calendar to keep, and talked about what it means to eat locally and seasonally. We taught them about the benefits of eating like a locavore, and they enjoyed hearing that a small carbon footprint causes less pollution and that fresh produce just tastes better! They also learned about composting; the kids loved the idea that sweetgreen uses forks made of corn. To sum up the lesson, we made a salad as a class with ingredients from each season: spinach (winter), red bell peppers (summer), sweet potatoes (fall), apples (spring).
It was another successful adventure for sweetgreen in schools this week. On our next visit to Garfield Elementary, we will be accompanied by sweetflow mobile. The students, their teacher, and even the principal are very excited for this one!
“Overall it went extremely well and the kids were excited to have us back! The kids couldn’t have been sweeter…not to be corny, but they melted our hearts. One little girl made me a card that said, “Thank you Carly, you treat me as a friend” and she drew a flower on it –so cute of her to give that to me. It was nice going back for the second visit to see all the familiar faces and to know that the kids clearly felt more comfortable with us.”