The Union Recorder

November 1, 2012

Oak HIll students harvest greens from school garden

Vaishali Patel
The Union-Recorder


Oak Hill Middle School’s EcoClub students harvested a variety of micro-green salad mixes to offer the fresh greens at PTO and to take home to their families Tuesday afternoon.

Under the guidance of Elm Street Gardens, eight beds were filled with mixed micro-green varieties, including arugula, mazuma, kale, radish, carrots and curly cress.

EcoClub Advisor Chuck Claxton hopes to extend the garden’s offerings to the school lunchroom.

‘As part of the Live Healthy Baldwin initiative, we will have an Eat Your Greens Day where volunteers in the community can help cook some of the greens the students are growing during Thanksgiving time,’ Claxton said. ‘We want this pilot program to grow and we will recreate this even bigger in the spring.’

This month, students are looking forward to harvesting 10 beds filled with collards, cabbage, broccoli and other vegetables.

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