Slow Food Glades to Coast has developed the Snail award for school gardening in collaboration with FAU's Pine Jog Environmental Center. This annual award will be given to schools applying to Palm Beach County’s Green School Recognition Program that best create a food garden-centered educational program that promotes the Slow Food values of good, clean, and fair food.
These values are reflected in categories such as sustainability, promotion of food biodiversity, community building, incorporation of the garden in lesson planning, and school impact. Judges used a rubric based on these categories to evaluate Green School Recognition applications that documented a food garden.
Winners at Green School Award 2011
1st Overall winner, $250
Unity School, Delray Beach
Certificates of Recognition and $50.00 each
Poinciana Elementary Magnet School, Boynton Beach
Juno Beach Preparatory School, Juno Beach
S D Spady Elementary Montessori Magnet School, Delray Beach
Elbridge Gale Elementary, Wellington