Today was the day. The winners were announced and heralded at a special ceremony at the Stamford Government Center. The Mayor presented the awards - a blue ribbon to Tyler Johnson for Best in Show. Lots of beaming faces - students and parents and teachers- all pleased by the lovely looking butter crunch lettuce plants. Now the plants can go back into the school vegetable gardens to grow into full heads and eventually be part of a summer salad. Many thanks to the members of The Stamford Garden Club for all of their work in organizing and funding this effort.
again, through the generosity of The Stamford Garden Club, the Stamford
schools have been invited to participate in the annual Lettuce
Challenge. Each year involved students and teachers receive the tiny
plugs and necessary materials to start the project. Each class decides on the method of nurturing their plugs. Some are grown under gro-lights indoors,some are boldly placed outside for nature to do her thing. Photos are from one school that believes in letting nature guide the process. On June 1st, Mayor
David Martin will award the winners their blue ribbons and all will be
able to bring home their entries to be planted in the school vegetable
garden or their home garden. The carefully nurtured plants will grow
into full heads of butter crunch lettuce to be enjoyed by all. Entries may be viewed at the Government Center lobby from Tuesday, May 30-Thursday, June 1st.