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Pizza Gardens
Field to Fork Pizza Gardens Unveiled for Area Schools
1/6/2011
Fuel Pizza Café of Charlotte has partnered with the Mecklenburg County Health Department, the Mecklenburg County Fruit & Vegetable Coalition, and Charlotte Green to bring “Field to Fork” Pizza Gardens to 10 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

The Pizza Garden concept appeals to children and teens who get to grow vegetables and herbs to make a healthy pizza.

“The Fuel Pizza Field to Fork Program is a great experience for students to learn about gardening, nutrition education and cooking,” Allison Mignery, chairperson of the Mecklenburg County Fruit & Vegetable Coalition, said.  Fuel Pizza Field to Fork Program started last year with five elementary schools and based on its success, the program expanded to more schools this year.

Here are the 10 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools that have Pizza Gardens and will have a pizza party from Fuel Pizza Café:

 Turning Point Academy
 Midwood Middle School
 Blythe Elementary School
 Cotswold Elementary School
 Beverly Woods Elementary School
 Olde Providence Elementary School
 Barringer Academic Center
 Lake Wylie Elementary School
 Pinewood Elementary School
 Irwin Avenue Elementary School
(The Morgan School will not have a garden, but will contribute the use of its greenhouse).

“The Pizza Gardens give us an excellent platform to teach youth about healthy eating using a food they love,” Zach Current with Fuel Pizza said. “It is our pleasure to partner with the schools and the community to make this unique project available.”

For more information about the Mecklenburg County Fruit & Vegetable Coalition go to http://mcfvc.charmeck.org; for Fuel Pizza Café go to www.fuelpizza.com and for Charlotte Green go to www.charlottegreen.org.



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