By Michele Dotson email@example.com
Kids love to play in the dirt.
Kids also love pizza.
Organizers of a local gardening project are banking on this combination to give kids an opportunity to grow their own vegetables and herbs to make a pizza.
Fuel Pizza Café of Charlotte has partnered with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), the Mecklenburg County Health Department, Mecklenburg County Fruit and Vegetable Coalition, and LandSculptors, LLC to bring “Field to Fork” Pizza Gardens to fifteen elementary schools, including Bain Elementary School in Mint Hill.
Working with their teachers, selected students will plan, grow, and harvest their own vegetable garden. After harvesting the produce, they will take a field trip to FUEL Pizza where they will be taught how to use their own vegetables to make whole wheat vegetarian pizza.
The idea behind the project is to get children excited about eating vegetables they wouldn’t normally eat by fostering a personal connection to the gardens they tend. Continue reading
Texas Roadhouse, located at 10450 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews, NC (704-814-0285) will donate a percentage of its food sales on Sunday, November 24, to the Historic Bain Academy Restoration, as well as any donations received that day.
Patrons should present the Texas Roadhouse coupon between 11 am and 10 pm, and the Bain project will receive 10 percent of those sales. Proceeds from the Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser will go toward restoring Historic Bain, which was established 1889 and has served thousands of students in its 124-year history. Continue reading
By Leah Schmalz
What are rocks? Fourth grade students at Bain Elementary learned the answer to that question last Thursday morning, thanks to a group of students from Independence High School. They spent an hour at the elementary school giving science presentations on rocks.
The IHS students split up into small groups. Each group gave a presentation in a different fourth grade class. They passed out guided notes and presented a slideshow that covered how rocks are weathered, the three types of rocks and how they are formed, and the uses of rocks in everyday life.
In Pam Spilde’s class, IHS freshman Josh Blue passed around samples of coal, gneiss, and mica. He explained that if the stu- dents were able to press the coal hard enough between their hands, they could turn it into a diamond. “Don’t try it, though,” he said.
“What are some of the uses of rocks?” asked fresh- man Ashley Gildersleeve. The students quickly rattled off gravel roads, arrowheads, countertops, and houses. One student jokingly added “throwing” to the list. Continue reading
Whoever said “Nothing good can last forever,” certainly had never attended Bain Elementary School.