Starting October 1st, visit www.givemethow.org to view the list of Give Methow nonprofit participants and click on the Donate button next to the organization you want to support. You can donate to one or several nonprofits in one, easy transaction and 100% of your donation goes to the nonprofits you support – we take care of the credit card fees.
School Food Services in partnership with Classroom in Bloom and local farms are serving a local, Washington grown lunch. Families and friends are welcome to join students in the school cafeterias during the revised lunch period for this annual celebration of USDA Taste Washington Day. Cost is $2.60/child or $3.25/adult. Please stop into the school front office for a ticket.
Classroom in Bloom is proud to provide our cafeteria with fresh wholesome, student grown and harvested produce that is featured year-round in our Methow Valley schools.
Classroom in Bloom student farmer’s market activity will be happening in the garden throughout the day on the 4th and 5th of October. Community member “shoppers” are encouraged to participate in the mock market exercise where students practice customer service, marketing skills, as well as showing off their produce, knowledge and artwork! Below is the schedule of classes in the garden. Hope to see you there!
2nd Grade: Wednesday, Stratman - 8:30-9:30
Hover – 9:30-10:30
Wicken – 12:20-1:00
4th Grade: Wednesday, Surface – 10:45-11:45
Thursday, Haley – 10:45-11:45
CiB is partnering with the our school's Cafeteria to host a 'Harvest of the Month' program at Liberty Bell HS and at the Methow Valley Elementary School. Each month we'll feature a garden vegetable that will be the main ingredient in the school lunch that day, as well as a taste test in the cafeteria for students to try new and healthy foods. LBHS students will sponsor these taste test tables at both schools for community service hours!
CABBAGE will be our first of many featured produce items this year. Kids have the opportunity to try the sweetest green and red cabbages on the test taste table and Laura Wottlin will make a coleslaw from CiB's cabbage harvest this fall.
Join us for cocktails under the sunflowers as our garden transforms into a fall harvest gathering. Local caterers are generously donating locally sourced sweet and savory snacks. There will be live music, friends to mingle with, and raffle tickets to win all sorts of garden prizes.
$25 per ticket goes directly to Classroom in Bloom's education programs and garden support. Babysitting services available $10/child. Tickets are being sold at the Gate. Doors open at 5pm!
Join us after dinner in the Classroom in Bloom garden for fresh ice cream served with a variety of toppings, and help harvest garlic for our fall school cafeteria meals. Come explore the garden that our students created this spring, now in full summer bloom. Staff and board members will be on site to answer questions about our program. FREE to everyone!
Ed Welch will join us in Classroom in Bloom's garden to teach us about compost tea as a foliar feeder and soil application for extra nutrients in your garden. Ed will bring a portable compost tea brewer to show you how it is done, and you will leave this class with all the information to get started when you get home. $15 per person.