Great news. We learned this week that Chestnut Charter Elementary was awarded the state grant that they applied for earlier this year. Not only is Uncle Sam opening his pocket for a school but also a school with a good cause in mind. The grant focuses on teaching kids about where their food comes from, eating locally, and showing them all the steps from seed to plate. With a greater knowledge of food, hopefully children can make good food choices also. S and J’s Woodfired Pizza will be bringing our oven to the Chesnut Elementary Field Day in May serving up fresh hot pizza topped with veggies from local D & A Farms. Not only that but the ecology class will be donating herbs from their garden allowing them to teach their peers on the process.
In coming up with the idea for this grant application, S and J’s Woodfired Pizza was contacted about being a part of the event. I was very excited and thought it was a great idea. I am glad the government did also. It is nice to see the power of the people in action. Check out the grant in the attachment if you want anymore info. Chesnut Elementary Grant App