TBK8 Stem Garden of Sustainability

Grand Opening: Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018

After a year of planning, Turner-Bartels K-8 students, teachers, families, friends, Patel College and USF student volunteers came out to celebrate the Green Apple Day grand opening of the new TBK8 gardens located on the Upper Campus. TBK8 garden partner, Tampa Bay Farm2School organized the event to recognize the completion of Phase 1 of the outdoor garden classroom. Tampa Bay Kids’ Kitchen did a cooking demonstration and served tastings of the plant-based dish, “Quinoa Harvest” made from garden-fresh ingredients funded by the Sprouts Healthy Community Foundation.

Student volunteers from the USF College of Public Health are organizing activities around the theme of nutrition and healthy eating habits. Special thanks to our Green Apple Day sponsors, Tampa Bay Trane and The Phoenix Agency.

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Tampa Bay Kids’ Kitchen @TBK8

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018

Our KK team led by Yara Khalil served tastings of the plant-based dish, “Quinoa Harvest” as well as “Green Apple Berry” smoothie samples. Student volunteers from the USF College of Public Health are organizing activities around the theme of nutrition and healthy eating habits. This is the inaugural event for Kids’ Kitchen. Special thanks to the Sprouts Foundation and our Green Apple Day sponsors, Tampa Bay Trane and The Phoenix Agency for making this day possible.

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EPA Food Waste Audit 2nd grade TBK8 class

March 6-9, 2018

Li Zhu, 2018 Tampa Bay Farm2School Sustainability Coordinator, organized Patel College students to assist with a food waste in partnership with Ms. Elizabeth Faust’s second grade class at TBK8.. The audit took place over four days. Volunteers assisted young students with collecting, measuring, weighing and recording data. Read more about this exciting project recorded on Li’s blog.