A group of interested persons sharing information and questions about conducting successful school community garden programs in South Carolina.
Friday, April 27, 2012
A Special School Program
Williams Middle School enjoyed a recent visit to Ovis Hill Farms. The schedule was tight and brisk but 125 seventh and eighth graders were able to rotate through teaching stations while learning, observing and experiencing food production. Half the group boarded wagons to observe livestock and visited vegetable production. The other half rotated through a "mock market" scavenger hunt to find different real foods for a healthy diet while others participated in a food preparation station and prepared and sampled a delicious veggie and whole grain dish. Not only were the students very well behaved and seemed interested in the presentations, but later in the afternoon an email was received with wonderful feedback on the group. The students and adults couldn't stop talking about what a great experience they had!