Students planted their first crop in Texas' largest Learning Farm at All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler and then blessed it on Wednesday.
More than 100 students in the Lower School took turns throughout the day planting leafy vegetables including arugula, collards, kale, and more. These crops will later be offered as part of the menu in the Garden of Eat'n on soup days. The Garden will be so much more than that for students and teachers. It's going to be a learning opportunity.
"The Learning Farm gives that authentic experience for our students," says Mike Cobb, Head of School. "They can learn about science, math. They can also learn entrepreneurship throughout this entire process and do it in a way that actually has relevancy for them."
All Saints partnered with Micro Family Farms on this venture. The student's first harvest is expected in mid to late October.