Source: CBC News-October 16, 2012
Hundreds of students at Saint Catherine’s School in Halifax are enjoying a free lunch made by their schoolmates in honour of World Food Day.
Earlier this week, Grade 5 students at the school on Connolly Street picked the remaining food from the school garden and made a potato soup with the help of professional chefs from the Brooklyn Warehouse, a local restaurant.
“It’s fun just getting muddy and looking for stuff,” said Jennifer McGuire, one of the Grade 5 students helping to harvest potatoes, tomotoes, onions and cucumbers.
Deirdre Evans, one of the parent volunteers that help make the Saint Catherine’s School garden grow, said it’s a learning experience for the children.
“This is about making the connection between what kids see on their plates, and the food, where it comes from. Healthy eating,” she said.
Mark Gray, the head chef at the Brooklyn Warehouse, lent his expertise creating a large pot of soup that will feed the entire school…