Students of Jonesboro Magnet school’s Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies are getting some fresh vegetables in their luncheons, thanks to the new initiative by the school where they are growing their own food in their three gardens. Students first tends to vegetables, herbs, lettuce and radishes, which they afterwards harvest and gets to eat them too. The school is one of many such other schools, which began growing and serving its own food to its students.
October being National Farm-to-school month across America, this is the best opportunity to look at the benefits of this novel program in improving students’ health mission. The objective is to include gardening and greenhouse culture into school’s student learning ethos. And it is paying off.