Save the date for the final Evening Meal at the School for this school year – Thursday, May 29 in the multi-purpose room. Extended hours will provide an opportunity for those interested in taking garden tours and learning about student work with the L.I.F.E. Farm to School Program.
Doors will be open from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with food served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Look for more information in The Islands’ Weekly and around town when the May menu is unveiled, featuring fresh, locally grown food. Once again chefs Jean Perry and Kim Bast will combine their culinary skills to delight the senses and make a contribution to our local economy and personal health!
Tours of the L.I.F.E. Farm to School program campus garden will be available. The campus gardens include the Rishi Environmental Learning Garden, the elementary school homeroom beds and the raised beds that provide food for the cafeteria. Management of these gardens is provided for the elementary school through L.I.F.E. Curriculum Coordinator, Lorrie Swanson.
Also available will be tours of the newly planted fruit orchard, organized by Summer Scriver Cordova and Jeremiah Johnson, with help from a team of community volunteers. Money to purchase the trees was earned by student sales of native plants, an effort that has been underway since last year.
The mission of the L.I.F.E Farm to School program at the Lopez School is to promote community-based farm and garden experiences integrated into the K-12 curriculum to benefit individual, community and environmental health.
The L.I.F.E. Farm to School program inspired the effort to create Evening Meals at School; its goal is to provide affordable access to fresh local food grown using sustainable practices. This is the fifth of the monthly Evening Meals, with an average of 300 attending, and a team of dedicated volunteers contributing to its success. Thanks to all for your participation!
Pay at the door, donation only, everyone is invited!