Speaks at ribbon-cutting ceremony for school’s new outdoor classroom and greenhouse
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree helped students at South Berwick Central Elementary School officially open their new outdoor classroom and greenhouse at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.
“Maine schools are really making headway on the age-old question of how we get our kids to eat their vegetables. They’ve found that if students get their hands dirty growing vegetables, they’re much more likely to eat them,” said Pingree. “It’s very exciting to see these kids so engaged while they’re learning about habits that are healthy for them and their community. This is such a great project and it’s wonderful to see all the community support behind it.”
Students led Pingree on a tour of the new outdoor classroom and greenhouse—which they’ve named the Fresh Food Express—before a ribbon-cutting ceremony. She also talked to community leaders about the pro