Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Youth

March 28, 2012

Free teen gardening workshop starts May 1

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The second annual three-day  Teaching in the Garden Workshop will be held the week of June 18.  The program is free to local educators and will establish educational practices for classroom use.

The BHS  School Garden Club has expanded its efforts to include  FFA and FCCLA members and students in horticulture classes instructed by Cassie Mumaw and life skills classes instructed by Alice McCloud.  Each group has committed to planting and maintaining a raised bed during the spring semester.  Initial planting has occurred in the greenhouse. 

As the weather turns toward more favorable growing conditions, the plants will be moved to the outside beds.  Horticulture students are responsible for daily watering while representatives from each group record changes observed during the growing process.

The Farm to School Committee also has partnered with Hoosier Hills Homegrown Natural Meats to bring locally grown and processed lean ground beef into the BHS cafeteria. The first Tuesday of each month promises a "farm fresh" lunch with locally grown meats cooked and served in the BHS cafeteria. 

Further efforts will focus on increasing the usage of local produce and meats in all BCSC cafeterias, Allen said.

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