PHILADELPHIA — AgroFresh is pleased to partner with the U.S. Apple Association (USApple) on Apples for Education: Buy an Apple, Help a Student classroom fundraising program. As an official Apple Buddy, AgroFresh will work with Walter Biddle Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences (W.B. Saul High School) in Philadelphia on a student-led food sustainability project.
“AgroFresh understands the requirements of a strong and sustainable food supply for this generation and the next one,” said Mark Hooper, vice president of marketing for AgroFresh. “Supporting Apples for Education is a great fit for AgroFresh because food and technology are a passion for our employees. We’re excited for the opportunity to work with local students that are applying real world applications in their learning curriculum.”
W.B. Saul High School is participating in Apples for Education to raise money for a new solar generator for its composting program. The school uses the compost on the school farm in its hay fields, vegetable gardens and orchard, and sells it through a local co-op.
To participate in the Apples for Education program, classrooms submit project proposals to USApple. Online voting runs Oct. 1 to Nov. 12 to determine the amount of contributions from USApple and participating Apple Buddies. Vote for W.B. Saul High School with the unique hashtag #SaulGoesSolar.
“We are so excited to have industry support for the school,” said Jessica McAtamney, who teaches at W.B. Saul High School and submitted the project. “Not only does this help us obtain equipment for our sustainability efforts, it provides the kids an opportunity to connect with agricultural industry professionals which opens the door for mentoring and future career opportunities.”
AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGFS) is a global horticultural produce industry leader, providing a portfolio of innovative products and specialty services to maintain the freshness, quality and value of fresh produce and flowers. Its core products include SmartFresh™, the proven post-harvest freshness protection technology for produce; Harvista™, the advanced pre-harvest technology for apples and pears; RipeLock™, the innovative post-harvest quality system for bananas, and LandSpring™, an innovative pre-planting transplant shock reduction application for tomatoes and peppers. AgroFresh currently operates commercially in more than 40 countries and employs more than 170 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.AgroFresh.com.
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