School Farm Yields Produce and Lessons in Nutrition
Check out what a little innovation and community support did for this small elementary school! The Denver Green School in Colorado converted its unused athletic field into a 1 acre garden plot. Throughout the season, the school harvested over 3,000 pounds of produce… on just 1 acre! Interestingly enough, the project was free of charge to the school with funds raised by a local city farming group and through a CSA program (Community Supported Agriculture). What a wonderful example this is for other schools around the nation. Not only can the cafeteria source vegetables from their own garden, but the students are excited about eating the food grown right outside their classroom. This clearly provides a unique learning experience for students and interests kids in sustainable/healthy living at a young age. Perhaps Montgomery County schools could be next to further this positive trend? Read the full article here.