Are You “Spinach to Win It” During Farm to School Month in October?
October is Farm to School Month, and schools and early care centers statewide are celebrating all things spinach leading up to and through October. “Spinach to Win It” is a statewide celebration coordinated by Georgia Organics to get kids eating, growing, and participating in spinach-themed activities.
Register now to participate at your school, early care center, or in your community. The first 300 people to sign up will receive a free packet of spinach seeds, washable spinach tattoos, and a Georgia Planting and Harvest Calendar for school gardens.
Stay tuned to Georgia Organics’ monthly eBite newsletter and social media as the spinach fun continues all the way to October—and beyond. You can also visit the lessons library from past Farm to School Month festivities with activity sheets, recipes, lessons, grow guides, fact sheets, and other resources.
Farm to school activities like planting seeds, taking care of plants, and observing their growth don’t rely on internet or device access and can be enjoyed with a minimum of materials. Nurturing vegetable plants to harvest teaches students a life skill of growing food, increases their likelihood of eating vegetables, and can strengthen the food sovereignty of their household and community. Best of all, these activities keep the mind and body engaged while stimulating the senses.
Share your “Spinach to Win It” pictures and activities on social media with #SpinachToWinIt. Each week during October, anyone who uses this hashtag will be entered to win a prize. At the end of the month, there will be a grand prize winner.
For more information on farm to school in Georgia, visit https://farmtoschool.georgiaorganics.org/spinachtowinit.