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From Ground to Table; Students at Morristown's Unity Charter School Plant and Harvest Their Own Potatoes

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The first meeting of the Unity Gardening and Beautification Club was held after school on September 4th. The Kymer, Lilburn, Wedderburn and Carcich families attended. The eight kids, accompanied by four moms, discovered that a bed of potatoes was ready for harvest. One of the 3/4 classes planted the potatoes last year and with care from Unity families over the summer they now will provide food for our students. We cannot wait to taste what our school chef creates with them.

This new, year-round club is a branch of our Green Team and is open to all students at Unity Charter School and their families. This club meets every Monday after school from 3pm-3:45pm. Students and their parents/guardians work collaboratively and plan, maintain and improve upon our gardens and green areas on campus. Parents are required to participate in at least one club session per month and younger siblings are welcome to join in the fun when parents are in attendance. Children are allowed to bring a nut-free snack and water during club time.

 

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Jennifer Carcich is the 2/3 Grade Teacher and Sustainability Coordinator at Unity Charter School. This is her fifth year teaching at Unity Charter School. She is certified to teach both general education and special education students and has been in the teaching field since 1994. Jennifer takes pride in helping Unity Charter School and continuing to strengthen its unique and innovative approach to education and bring forth the school’s mission.

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