Fernbank Elementary School participated in a DeKalb County school garden tour earlier this month along with Henderson Mill Elementary and Chestnut Elementary. Hosted by Georgia Organics, the garden tour showcased three flourishing organic school gardens in DeKalb county. The tour was followed by a presentation and lunch at Henderson Mill Elementary School organic garden. Invited participants heard about how DeKalb County School District is bringing fresh, local food to school meals, and how teachers and parents are connecting these foods with curriculum and edible gardens. We heard stories from leaders across the district about how farm to school is taking root and changing the lives of DeKalb students.
The DeKalb Board of Health, school board members, area superintendants, state level politicians, Atlanta Magazine, the DeKalb County School Nutrition director as well as parents, teachers and students were among the participants.
Thank you Georgia Organics!
Dr. Joyce Wimberly presenting DeKalb Farm to School program.
Student-lead garden tour
Engineer-designed water collection system.