The following is a portion of an email sent to Dr. Schulte and others from Diedre Richard on March 21, 2012.
"All this great weather has brought us a wonderful spinach crop ready to harvest NOW! I am so happy to tell you that Jim Deegen, Food Services Director, is so ambitious about this that he has agreed to respond quickly and we are planning to harvest it this afternoon/evening and serve it in the lunch menu tomorrow at Roosevelt for the kids.
Thanks for all the support over the last year – looking forward to another great year at the school garden! Next on the agenda will be planting peas, beets, lettuce and baby-sized pumpkins at Roosevelt. It would be great to have another school willing to tackle planting sweet potatoes in a 55 gallon drum so the kids can be involved in that, if you know an elementary school interested let me know, it’s very simple and will allow us to change the French Fries to Sweet Potato fries on the school menu!"
Mr. Deegen and the Food Service Department are being recognized this evening at the School District of Janesville Board of Education meeting.