Farm and School

Denver Green SchoolAre schoolyard farms the best way to counteract the increasingly industrial food provided by school lunches? Via Denver’s ABC affiliate:

DENVER — Just eight months ago, a one-acre plot at the Denver Green School was an unused athletic field, but now that land has come to life with food-bearing vegetation.

“We have harvested over 3,000 pounds of produce from this ground. Lots of salad greens and root vegetables, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers,” said Megan Caley, the programs and outreach coordinator for Sprout City Farms.

Each week during harvest season, the farm produces 150 pounds of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables that end up in the school’s cafeteria.

“Kids are eating healthier,” said Frank Coyne, lead partner at the Denver Green School. “They are excited to eat the tomatoes on the salad bar, they are excited to eat the cucumbers.”

Read More: Denver’s ABC affiliate

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  • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

    YES!  Thank you for posting this.  It’s really all so simple.  Refuse the refuse that they try to shovel down our throats in all forms and become independent.  I applaud anyone out there learning organic gardening and teaching through example.  We have several friends who are producing healthy food from local gardens and they have created the locus for a community of aspiring green thumbs to learn from one another and share their harvest with their neighbors, fostering community around food is a wonderful thing.  Glad that the children there can take part in growing their own food.  

  • Camron Wiltshire

    YES!  Thank you for posting this.  It’s really all so simple.  Refuse the refuse that they try to shovel down our throats in all forms and become independent.  I applaud anyone out there learning organic gardening and teaching through example.  We have several friends who are producing healthy food from local gardens and they have created the locus for a community of aspiring green thumbs to learn from one another and share their harvest with their neighbors, fostering community around food is a wonderful thing.  Glad that the children there can take part in growing their own food.  

  • Mr Willow

    It’s good to hear something that counterbalances the near suicidal levels of bad news every now and again. 

    Great story. I hope more places follow suit. 

  • Mr Willow

    It’s good to hear something that counterbalances the near suicidal levels of bad news every now and again. 

    Great story. I hope more places follow suit. 

  • Anarchy Pony

    Next step, permaculture.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Next step, permaculture.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    brilliant!
    when the fake economy finally crashes and burns
    it won’t be gold that has any real value
    it will be food
    and if you know how to grow food
    you will be way ahead of the crowd

  • BuzzCoastin

    brilliant!
    when the fake economy finally crashes and burns
    it won’t be gold that has any real value
    it will be food
    and if you know how to grow food
    you will be way ahead of the crowd

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