Meet the team:
"WE DIG OUR LOCAL FARMER!" From left to right: Becky Barrett (Chef Manager at Lambert-Lavoie Elementary School), Rachel Harb (Sustainable Food Systems Coordinator), Greta Shwachman (FoodCorps Service Member), and Harry Brandt (1st Grade Teacher at Bowe Elementary). Not pictured here is team member Ann Juliano (Chef Manager at Chicopee Comp).
By the end of the three days, we came up with the following goals to accomplish in the cafeteria, classroom, and community during the 2016-2017 school year.
If we accomplish these goals, we will be closer to realizing our overarching vision for ChicopeeFRESH, to provide every student in the district with access to locally sourced, nutritious school meals, as wells as experiential learning opportunities in the classroom and garden.
Watch our digital Story:
The retreat included a workshop on digital storytelling. To tell our story to other members of the Institute, we created this digital story that depicts the success of the Bowe School Garden, led by 1st grade teacher and team member, Harry Brandt. We hope that Harry's enthusiasm for FTS will spread across the district and inspire other successful school gardens in Chicopee!
The ChicopeeFRESH team is a group of creative individuals who are working to feed Chicopee students healthy, local and FRESH foods each day.