First Salad Day at John Muir Elementary School!

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015 we celebrated the first ever Salad Day at John Muir Elementary School. Thanks to a grant from Kaiser-Permanente and a generous donation from Bi-Rite Grocery, CommunityGrows staff was able to serve up a delicious salad that so many K-5th graders enjoyed! 
4.7.15-JMES-Salad_Day_IMG_0721The morning began with preparations in the third floor parents lounge. As mothers did their laundry, Janine Gee, our terrific CommunityGrows volunteer, joined staff members Ziek McCarter and Adrian Almquist in peeling carrots, cucumbers, and apples, and slicing strawberries. Mixing these fruits and vegetables with delicious greens created a salad everyone would fall in love with! Three hugh bowls were filled and brought down to the cafeteria for lunchtime. Thanks to over twenty years of garden classes in Koshland Garden, the youth were thrilled to celebrate the first-ever Salad Day at their school. It was such a joy to see them line up and even ask for seconds.4.7.15-JMES-Salad_Day_IMG_07354.7.15-JMES-Salad_Day_IMG_07504.7.15-JMES-Salad_Day_IMG_0758

4.7.15-JMES-Salad_Day_IMG_0746Thank you to the John Muir Parents’ Group and Principal Chris Rosenberg, as well as partners Kaiser-Permanente and Bi-Rite Grocery, for making this such a successful event. More salad days to come!
4.7.15-JMES-Salad_Day_IMG_0768Here are some more highlights from the day on our CommunityGrows Flickr Photostream.