DATE: September 25, 2017
CONTACT: Phil Giaramita, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Officer
PHONE: 434-972-4049

Meriwether Lewis Hosts 2nd Annual Farm & Harvest Celebration on Tuesday, September 26

2nd Annual Meriwether Farm & Harvest Celebration

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 8:15 to 10:30 a.m.

Meriwether Lewis Elementary School rear parking lot and school garden, 1610 Owensville Road, Charlottesville

All Meriwether Lewis students (K-5), teachers, and staff will take part in this special event, along with local community farmers and sponsors. Participants include The Farm at Red Hill, Belle Aire Farm, Bear Composting, the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, and more.

This 2nd annual event is planned by Meriwether Lewis cafeteria manager Cindy Tichner, who also runs the school garden. On Tuesday, students will move through various outdoor stations to learn about community farming and harvest, as well as growing our own foods, using them in our school cafeteria and at home, and more. This event is free to Meriwether Lewis students, but closed to the public.

The annual Meriwether Farm & Harvest celebration correlates with Farm to School week, during which students have the opportunity to sample a variety of foods prepared by our cafeteria from local farms.