This week we're announcing WFAA’s Project Green Eco-Educator winners 2018! The goal is to highlight school personnel in the community who have demonstrated innovation and creativity by executing a "green" initiative at school.
Our next Eco-Educator winner is Becky Perdue from Anderson Elementary School in Allen!
Mrs. Perdue is the cafeteria manager at the school, but last year she wanted her kids to not just get lunch but grow lunch! She saw a barren field outside her kitchen and thought it would be a great place for a school garden.
So she created Sprouting Stars Garden. From collard greens to kale, one year later her "go-green goal" is growing -- along with the garden! Now her kids spend time planting and then donating the produce they grow to the local food pantry. They're learning where meals come from while helping others have a meal.
"I'm a lunch lady, so it means so much to me that these kids actually come and listen to what I say and participate in something like this," Mrs. Perdue said.
Along with overseeing the school garden, Mrs. Perdue heads up the environmental club. As one of this year’s Eco-Educators, Mrs. Perdue received $1,000 donated by WFAA Project Green and KHovnanian Homes.
Congratulations Becky Perdue!