Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chesnut Changers: School Gleaning

Just received my email from Chesnut Changers, the Ecology Club of my favorite elementary school, Chesnut Charter ES, and I learned something new today - chestnuts are a good source of Vitamin C. 

From the blog:

"Nope, that is not a typo. Urban gleaning is making a comeback, and Chesnut’s Ecology Club is joining the movement. Traditionally, gleaning meant foraging for leftover crop after the farmer had already commercially harvested it. In this case, we are making sure the bounty on Chesnut Charter Elementary School’s front lawn does not go to waste.

Last weekend at Clean & Beautiful, Ecology Club families scoured the ground underneath the school’s front lawn chestnut tree, collecting about 50 unopened burrs and fallen chestnuts. The children worked together, using bbq tongs and heavy duty gloves. Chesnut Changer parent and Boy Scout leader Kevin Trammell took the bounty for roasting at an upcoming camping trip. "

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