Irmo Garden to Feed School and Students

Earlier this school year Lexington District five was awarded a 100,000 dollar grant to build and maintain gardens on school grounds.

The goal?

To get more fresh food into the cafeterias and also provide some lessons outside of the classroom.

The greenhouse at Irmo Middle school has set empty for many years but all of that changed in January.

These 7th grade biology students are working on planting and harvesting vegetables from eight raised beds made by students at Spring Hill high school.

The hands on experience is what the students say they like about the greenhouse.

The goal is to feed students over the summer and sell the produce to teachers on Fridays.


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