“Learn. Grow. Share.” This is the motto of the Stefanik School & Community Garden. On Wednesday, October 26th, we wrapped up our fall garden club session and held a small ribbon cutting ceremony for our new garden sign, generously donated by local business, Sign Techniques. We kicked off the event by blending green smoothies with local kale, raspberries, banana, and orange juice. Despite some initial challenges with our blender bike, we got everything up and running and our garden club students had a blast taking turns to mix up the smoothie. Even Principal Coleman took our blender bike for a ride. After smoothies, it was time to get down to business. Students gathered around to watch as Principal Coleman presented Sign Techniques General Manager, John Lemanski, with an honorary Stefanik Stars T-shirt. He also received a large thank you card, signed by every member of the garden club. Together, Mr. Lemanski and Principal Coleman cut the ribbon tied around the Stefanik garden sign, and everyone gathered for a photo op with the Chicopee Register. You can find this photo on the front page of last week’s Register or online here. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us. We are very grateful to have such a supportive community.
The ChicopeeFRESH team is a group of creative individuals who are working to feed Chicopee students healthy, local and FRESH foods each day.