Eagle Valley students growing fresh vegetables
Eagle Valley, CO Colorado
EAGLE VALLEY, Colorado ” The Eagle Valley High School science club has turned the school’s new greenhouse into a temporary farmer’s market ” students are selling their harvests of herbs, flowers and vegetables throughout the next week.
Science teacher Will Rosenberg said he is proud of the students for using the greenhouse to its full potential as soon as they could, he said.
The greenhouse is part of the new construction at Eagle Valley High School that voters approved in 2006.
The students planted several popular herbs and many heirloom varieties of vegetables, including tomatoes, squash, peppers and melons.
The money raised from the plant sale will go toward both the greenhouse and the science club next year, and Rosenberg hopes to have students teach public workshops about small-scale food gardening.
“I feel if the kids teach it, they’ll learn it better,” Rosenberg said.
Eagle Valley High School students are selling herbs and vegetables they’ve been growing in the school’s new greenhouse since March. The students have grown herbs such as cilantro, basil, thyme, parsley, mint and catnip, and vegetables like heirloom tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, squash and melon.
The sale is happening after school every day from 3:45-6 p.m. through the end of next week. The store will also be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and for about two hours following the school’s graduation ceremony on Sunday.
For a full listing of what’s for sale and for more pictures of the student’s project, visit wrosenberg.ECS.site.eboard.com.
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