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>> Friday, November 12, 2010

I know I’ve seen this idea somewhere before but darned if I can remember where. Anyway, this photo came from the front page of School Nutrition Plus website. After digging a bit I found one of their posts dated July 4, 2010 that helps explain the idea.


From the website: “…in a widening number of schools across the country, students are growing their own food in pouches called Woolly Pockets, hung from outside walls. And if Miguel Nelson, founder of Woolly Pockets, has his way, every school in the country will be eating from their own vertical wall mini-farms”.



“There seem to be so many reasons why schools can’t have gardens,” Nelson told Natural Vitality Kids. “We came up with a solution that would actually eliminate all of those reasons—the gardens can be put up on walls. We’ve just started and we already have a couple hundred schools signed up. Our goal is to grow 11,000 school gardens by next summer.”



What a wonderful idea! It shows the kids where their food comes from, helps teach organic methods of growing your own food and can help them get some fresh food (maybe even freshen up those sometimes bland cafeteria offerings).



I wish Woolly Pockets and Woolly School Garden the best of luck in reaching your goal.



I am definitely going to build a wall in my garden like this next season.


2 comments:

iva@woollypocket.com November 13, 2010 at 11:07 PM  

Thanks for the Woolly Love!

Iva
woollypocket.com

Greg W November 14, 2010 at 8:06 AM  

Thank you for being a driving force for getting fresher food into our schools.

I'll be watching, and cheer leading, your progress.

Greg

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