Lemon Basil, Anyone?

Lemon Basil, Anyone?
Posted on 03/22/2018
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This February, Salem CSD received an agriculture grant from Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, who donated ‘24:45 Super Grow Harvest Racks’ to agriculture classes that let students grow vegetables and herbs from seeds in 18 days. Once grown, the vegetables are given to the school cafeteria for students and staff to enjoy. Salem Central is one of the 3 local schools with this super grow system. The program is an initiative to bring back agriculture programs to schools and teach future generations of American sustainable agriculture. Agriculture students growing vegetables

In class, students learned the science of different soils and how soils work to give our plants nutritional values. They also learned the history of agriculture and changes due to pesticides, climate change and how we must adapt. Growing Vegetables

This initiative has given an opportunity to students that our classes would not have had otherwise and we are incredibly grateful to be able to teach our students such invaluable lessons. Our agriculture students learned how to garden and grow their own food, be proactive in sustainable agriculture, and learned first hand how consuming fresh nutrient-dense foods improves health. Lemon Basil Water
The vegetables have been a hit in the school as well! Students in the cafeteria enjoy the fresh produce and the lemon basil infused water has been a fan favorite!

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