The goal of the Fresh Food for Lunch program is to provide garden-based curriculum, integrated into the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, to grades K-12 in the South Whidbey School District, while also growing fresh food for the school lunches.
On May 23, 2014, we began delivering the school garden-grown produce to the Chartwells-managed cafeterias.
In the summer of 2014, we launched the School Farm which greatly increased our capacity for both offering garden-based curriculum, and the production of vegetables for the cafeteria.
In school year 2014 – 2015, Grades 1 – 5 at the Elementary School, Grades 1 – 5 and Middle School at the South Whidbey Academy, and 7th Grade students from the Langley Middle School participated in garden-based curriculum while growing the gardens.
In school year 2015 – 2016, we added Kindergarten classes, so that all classes in all elementary grades are now participating, as well as 6th and 7th grade FLEX classes at the Middle School.