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School Fruit/ Veggie Garden  

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    The Thoroughbred PBL class will be partnering with our new UA Gardening Class to further improve our school gardens, berry patches and orchard in order to make our CMS Healthy Eating Class more self-sufficient and produce a surplus to donate to the community. In addition, students will be exploring ways to encourage and support CMS student home gardens.

How can we use our school garden to increase and further diversify our harvest of fresh foods for our CMS Healthy Nutrition class and for families in need in our area? 

     Students will begin a strawberry patch along the length of the greenhouse and plan their group's raised bed garden.  In late Winter, they will start their vegetable seeds in the greenhouse, and in the Spring, they will plant their seedlings in their raised beds.

The following link provides a TED Talk about Nutrition Deserts in America:


     In addition to growing food for families in need, Academy students will also be empowering CMS students to start home gardens of their own!  

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