Schoolyard Harvest Dinner
To help students succeed, REAL School Gardens creates learning gardens in low-income schools and trains teachers how to use them to improve student engagement and academic achievement. Once
a year, REAL School Gardens selects a few of our partner schools to
plant, grow and harvest organic herbs and vegetables for our
annual Schoolyard Harvest Dinner. Using the organic produce grown at the schools, GRACE restaurant hosts an
elegant wine dinner, giving our community of supporters the chance to meet the young growers, their teachers, and share the harvest.
We cordially invite you to join us for a wonderful evening of food and
fun, meet the chef and the students who made your meal possible, and learn more about REAL School Gardens ' impact at local schools.
Where: GRACE Restaurant, 777 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
When: Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
What You’ll Experience:
- Fine wine and an elegant dinner crafted by Executive Chef Blaine Staniford in the heart of downtown Fort Worth
chance to meet and talk with the students who planted and cultivated
the organic produce for the meal, hearing their stories of learning and
growing in REAL School Gardens
The Schoolyard Harvest Program begins in September when schools receive the "grocery list" of produce from GRACE's Executive Chef Blaine Staniford. Students take pride in planting the seeds, predicting how long different crops will need to grow and mature, measuring the space between plants, and calculating the area of veggie beds and the volume of water each crop will need.
In October, the chef visits each school to give students advice on growing techniques, perform cooking demonstrations, and teach children the benefits of fresh food. He then invites the children to their own special dinner at GRACE where the students are honored for their hard work growing the ingredients and celebrated for what they learned throughout the process. In addition to knowing they’ve contributed to a wonderful meal, participating children have learned about nutrition, as well as the science, math and language arts we embed in every REAL School Garden program.
The Really Good Part:
Tickets are $150, which includes a $60 donation to REAL School Gardens to get kids in high-poverty elementary schools outside and learning. Purchase your ticket -- or honor an educator with the gift of a ticket -- today!