A memorable evening

To the Editor:

Many thanks to everyone who made the Island Grown Schools fundraiser at State Road Restaurant last week such a wonderful event. Together we raised $9,200 to support our school gardens, healthy food in school meals and snacks, and agriculture and nutrition-based learning at all seven island schools.

This money will help us buy seeds, compost, garden tools, and ingredients for local food taste testings and will support our school garden coordinators who bring this program to life at each school.

Special thanks to all the farmers and fishers who contributed such delicious ingredients for the meal: Joseph Carr for donating wine; the four student leaders who spoke about what their school gardens mean to them (Violet Cabot, Rosie Herman, Matthew Fish, and Malik Magnuson); all the community members who came out to support IGS; and the incredible kitchen crew, wait staff, and management of State Road, who donated their time to put together a truly special and memorable evening. Our heartfelt thanks to all.

Noli Taylor

Coordinator

Island Grown Schools

Aquinnah