District receives national award for farm-2-school

District receives national award for farm-2-school
Posted on 08/31/2016
One In A MelonOur district has won the prestigious "One In A Melon Award" from the United States Department of Agriculture for our "farm-to-school" program. This award is given to one school district per state every two years! Our Nutrition Services department has worked with our College and Career Readiness department to incorporate produce grown at the district's farm on 96th and Waller Road into student meals throughout the district.

Over 18,000 pounds of produce was harvested in summer/fall of 2015, and this year’s harvest is on-pace to exceed that of last year! Furthermore, the addition of a 100 ft. hoop house, washing stations, and an on-site cold storage will allow for year-round growing and harvesting of fresh produce.