Monday is Planting Day at Phillis Wheatley Elementary!

Phillis Wheatley's garden beds.

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink will join Roots in the City on Monday, October 18 for an edible school garden Planting Day at Overtown’s Phillis Wheatley Elementary School.  The event signifies another milestone in our partnership with this urban farm non-profit to increase access to healthy, locally-grown produce in the community.  Now extending into education, work began last spring with food stamp recipients and the activation of Wholesome Wave Foundation‘s Double Value Coupon Program at the Roots in the City Farmers Market; the market will enter its second season in November.  Details to come on the re-opening, soon!

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Chefs Move to Schools in Miami: Michael, Roots in the City & Phillis Wheatley Elementary

With the help of Roots in the City grower and project manager Maggi Pons, we met a few weeks ago with Principal Catalina Flor of Phillis Wheatley Elementary School in Overtown to see how we might all work together to activate Chefs Move to Schools, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to raise a healthier generation of kids in America. Chefs Move to Schools engages chefs to help teach students and parents about nutrition, and making balanced and healthy choices.

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