GREEN APPLE DAY COMES TO TAMPA BAY SCHOOLS

The next generation of global sustainability leaders is created by nurturing young minds through green learning experiences given by schools. Green Apple Day is a unique way a community come together and volunteers in transforming schools into healthy, safe, and sustainable learning environments for children. The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the organization behind Green Apple Day of Service. This day of service helps students gain hands-on experience with sustainability, strengthening civic leadership, environmental literacy, and project management skills.

Green Apple Day of Service has impacted more than 4 million children in 80 countries through thousands of service projects. Millions of volunteers have contributed their efforts to make their community schools greener and sustainable.

Just as a seed given the right amount of water, sunlight and love grow up to be healthy and tall, we at Temple Terrace Farm2School help educate children on the importance sustainable organic farming plays in providing them with delicious and healthy food. We are located in the state of Florida which has the highest number of Green Apple Day Projects. Temple Terrace Farm2School has worked in setting up several gardens, farms and composting projects in Turner/Bartels K-8 School, Cork Elementary School, and Greco Middle School impacting more than 3000 students in the Hillsborough County.

We are so very excited to announce the roll-out of our brand-new mobile Kids' Kitchen on Nov. 3 at the Green Apple Day of Service at Turner-Bartels K-8. On this special day students, their families, and volunteers with Grace Empire Church, the USF Patel College, and Temple Terrace Farm2School will engage young 4th-grade gardeners in a demonstration of how to prepare a simple dish using the same vegetables and fruits they have grown in their garden.