Farm-to-Fork Week a busy time for Rosemont’s Green Academy

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Rosemont High School’s Green Academy helped Sacramento celebrate the third annual Farm-to-Fork week with a pasta making booth at the Capitol Mall and the planting of a campus fruit orchard.

Culinary students made pasta for the crowd at the Farm-to-Fork festival on Capitol Mall on Saturday, September 26. High-profile foodies who stopped by the students’ booth included Kurt Spataro, co-owner and executive for the Paragary Restaurant Group, and Ravin Patel, executive chef for the Selland Family Restaurants.

A few days later, five Green Academy seniors were guests of the Sacramento Speaker Series to see author Michael Pollan (“The Omnivore’s Dilemma”) give the first talk of the 2015-16 season. The seniors sat in on a student-only, “Share the Vision” Q&A with Pollan and then attended the public lecture.

Pollan discussed issues of the Western diet and included topics such as the importance of culture and cooking from scratch.

The nonprofit Common Vision arrived at Rosemont September 30 and installed a fruit garden with Green Academy students. Seniors cooked snacks for the Common Vision volunteers.

By the end of the day, 15 fruit trees and garden signs were planted within the Rosemont garden. This event connected the three Green Academy pathway themes of “Urban Ag, Food and the Environment”.