Vic High students get hands dirty in school garden

Photo: City Harvest Co-operative’s Heather Parker, second from right, plants squash on Tuesday with Vic High students, from left: Dani Birge, Alexis Cumpstone, Sterling Beeston and Eden Murray.   Photograph By BRUCE STOTESBURY, Times Colonist – See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/vic-high-students-get-hands-dirty-in-school-garden-1.2257466#sthash.WHWPH1HM.dpuf

Neatly kept beds full of carrots, lettuce, herbs and more fill a corner of the grounds at Victoria High School.

The garden has been taking shape for the past four years, but has really taken off since September. A school soup day in January was fuelled by garden produce, while today’s lunch — an event called Field to Fork — will focus on garden-fresh salads.

The garden is a regular source of greens for the school’s ongoing lunch program, as well. Read More…

May 18, 2016
Jeff Bell
Times Colonist

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