Charlotte Food for Thought


Charlotte Food for Thought

Inspired by Alice Waters, we work to bring an understanding of food and its importance to the Charlotte area schools.

Location: Charlotte
Members: 48
Latest Activity: May 5, 2012

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School's in for summer! 2 Replies

Yes, that is right. Shamrock is going to be hosting the Starfish Academy again this summer, so we will be able to continue gardening with the students!We have the 6 beds that are currently growing…Continue

Started by Michaele Fitzpatrick. Last reply by Michaele Fitzpatrick Jun 21, 2010.

Shamrock at Fuel and Earth Fare Updates

Big fun for the kids attending the Shamrock Summer Camp this morning. Thanks to the generosity of the folks at Fuel Pizza, our kids got to make whole wheat crust pizzas using some of the vegetables…Continue

Started by Michaele Fitzpatrick Jul 15, 2009.

call for recipes! 1 Reply

Well folks, yesterday I set up a time with a teacher to come to Shamrock today to clean out and harvest the compost from the worm bins, but the weather gods were not on our side! This is something we…Continue

Started by Michaele Fitzpatrick. Last reply by Chef Bradley Feb 11, 2009.

Private chef offering Slow Food Cooking Classes...

Hi everyone. Thought I would take this moment for some shameless self promotion! (Hope this is OK!) I am currently offering cooking classes and meal planning in your home for anyone that would like…Continue

Started by Chef Bradley Feb 4, 2009.

Get ready for 2009 1 Reply

Just a quick update to let you know that things are moving along at Shamrock. We do not have exact dates for the garden workday, but now that Amy is back in town, I should have some to pass on to you…Continue

Tags: garden, school

Started by Michaele Fitzpatrick. Last reply by Chef Bradley Feb 4, 2009.

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Comment by Katherine Metzo on January 23, 2012 at 2:30pm

Congratulations to Shamrock Elementary School for being selected as a recipient of a pizza garden by Fuel Pizza!

Comment by Katherine Metzo on January 23, 2012 at 2:29pm

Welcome to Charlotte, Cynthia!

On the school garden front, I think just about any school would welcome you as a volunteer to assist in their gardens. There are a list that work with Friendship Gardens (a Slow Food collaboration with Friendship Trays, Charlotte's Meals-on-Wheels program), but there are dozens of school gardens throughout the city, so if we don't find a match for you there, we might be able to find you a place in your neighborhood.  For jobs, you might look into getting on one of the many listservs related to food systems and food policy.  I see environmental ed posted with some regularity. send me a note at if you are interested in following up.

Comment by D. Denay Davis on June 20, 2011 at 5:35pm
Okay, is it me or is anyone else shocked by this? I remember making homemade bread for my class (elementary) over 20 years ago and when I asked "Where does bread come from?" 100% said the grocery store. They were in the 3rd grade...20 years ago! I apologize if this is the wrong place to post this, but what wonders never cease.
Comment by D. Denay Davis on June 20, 2011 at 5:16pm
There is Federal Grant Money Available to Create Farmers Markets and groups that are eligible agricultural cooperatives, producer networks and associations, local government entities, nonprofit corporations, public benefit corporations, economic development corporations, regional farmers market authorities and tribal governments. Sorry this is short notice but I just learned of this recently. The deadline is July 1, 2011. Here the link and contact information.
Comment by Bre Giffin on March 4, 2010 at 6:51am
There is no telling where the anonymous blogger "Mrs. Q" is a teacher, but she is committed to eating a public school lunch everyday and writing about it. Follow her adventures and insights here:
Comment by Liz Primm on June 23, 2009 at 8:30pm
Hey, would love to be a part of the July activities at Earth Fare. Please contact me. I use to teach culinary arts at Independence High and now teach preschool. I would be glad to help with the kid's activites.
Comment by Pamela Grundy on August 22, 2008 at 7:34pm
Thanks again Slow Food Charlotte. One of our Shamrock kindergarten teachers just mentioned to me that she loved the summer activities. The Shamrock Elementary PTA now has a new website. Please go to:

and scroll to the bottom of the page to see what Slow Food Charlotte has contributed to our school.
Comment by Amy Hayes on July 1, 2008 at 9:25pm
Hey folks, we'll be planting some seeds with the summer reading program tomorrow (Wednesday, July 2) at 10:00 am. If any of you would like to come help, you're welcome. The kids tend to need at least a minute or two of one on one for these planting activities, so we could use some extra hands.

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