Sponsored by the Mecklenburg County Fruit & Vegetable Coalition (MCFVC), Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), Fuel Pizza, and LandSculptors.
The Field to Fork Program is a partnership with the MCFVC, CMS, Fuel Pizza and Land Sculptors, LLC that promotes child wellness by growing a healthy pizza garden with elementary age children. Since 2010, the program has helped young people understand the role of healthy eating from fresh foods while teaching them patience and responsibility through gardening.
Objectives for participants of Field to Fork are that they will be able to:
- identify the 3 key components of gardening
- identify how a vegetable pizza meets the MyPlate method for building a healthy meal
- identify the key ingredients in all-natural pizza dough
- create a healthy pizza with vegetables from their school garden
A goal of Field to Fork is for participating teachers to become ambassadors of the program, sharing and promoting the gardening experience in their school and community in future years to come.
For questions or more information, please contact Tyler Wallace, program coordinator, at 804-337-8835