Past Event: Whole Foods 5% Day for Wayland Green Team

DSCF4753_500On Tuesday, March 3, support the Wayland PTO Green Team by shopping at Whole Foods in Wayland!

The Whole Foods 5% Day is the single largest fundraiser for the Wayland PTO Green Team. Support the efforts of teachers and parents to build and sustain vegetable gardens, composting and recycling at every school in Wayland. Spring is in the air!

Bring the kids to Whole Foods on Tuesday March 3rd, from 8am – 9pm, as it is an official Wayland “No Homework Day!” Stock up on laundry and cleaning products, paper goods, produce, meats, etc as 5% of the net sales that day will help the Wayland Public Schools PTO Green Team bring our school children into gardens where they can help to plan, plant and harvest vegetables to eat in their cafeterias.

Extra produce from these gardens go to local family shelters and to the Wayland Parmenter Food Pantry. Well established gardens exist at the Middle School, Claypit Hill and Happy Hollow and larger gardens are being built at the Loker this year. New beds were constructed at the High School last spring. What’s growing? Arugula, basil and other herbs, beets, beans, carrots, chard, cucumbers, edamame, husk (ground) cherries, kale, lettuces, peas, raspberries and blueberries, peppers, potatoes, spinach, summer and winter squash, strawberries, sunflowers, tomatoes, and finally, cosmos and zinnias to attract pollinators.

Composting of cafeteria food left overs are going strong at Claypit Hill and the Middle School, as of kitchen scraps at Happy Hollow, and they will be introduced to Loker and the High School within the year.

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