North Park Family Garden Night
On April 27th, North Park Elementary School had a Family Garden Night. Students and their families gathered in the cafeteria for snacks and then went to three different stations to do different garden activities. Nutrition Educator from FoodWise Nutrition Teaching in Racine and Kenosha, Amy Macemon, gave a presentation on Healthy Foods and Gardening Vegetables. In the cafeteria, the families decorated cement stepping stones with colored glass pieces. In the art room, they planted seeds to take home, such as peppers and beans. In Mr. Appenzeller’s science classroom, they made jars to grow sprouts in. Sprouts are inexpensive to grow and are more nutritious than the full-grown vegetables. The sprouts grow in less than a week. The students and their families had a fun evening enjoying the gardening activities!