Cheatham School is the recipient of the Blue Watermelon Project’s Steele Family Foundation Grant to support a  “Chef In The Garden” program.

The Chef in the Garden program provides bi-monthly kits for participating schools to teach students about a particular vegetable, herb, or grain. Kits include aligned curriculum materials that encourage learning through doing.  A local chef is also assigned to lead a lesson, demo, and tasting.

For September, Cheatham received a kit featuring chickpeas. Students learned about chickpeas before making their own flamin’ hot chickpea snack. The beans were planted in the school garden so that students can continue to observe them.