Agriculture Experience, May 2012
Students at Highland Adventist School in Elkins have already launched the gardening season. Students from every classroom in the school have started seedlings for transplanting outside later in the season. The plantings were placed in small indoor greenhouses purchased with funds raised by school mom and volunteer, Belinda Robinson, through collecting product labels. Students also planted strawberries, potatoes, onions, blueberry plants and garlic in the school's raised bed garden.
"We hope to expand our horticulture program in future school years," states Cheryl Jacko, principal. "The students not only learn a lot, but they really enjoy getting outside to work in the garden. It's a great way to include some fresh air and exercise in the middle of a day of academic classwork."