MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — An eastern Kentucky school district is accepting seed donations as it prepares to enter the second phase of its School Garden to Family Table project.
Pineville Independent School District Library Media Specialist Diane Anderson told the Middlesboro Daily News (http://bit.ly/X209SL) that the second phase of the project includes constructing two greenhouses. After the structures are built, students will begin growing produce in them.
The district started the project last year and students, with the help of community volunteers, built 14 gardens with raised beds, researched the process of gardening, planted seeds and harvested crops. Some of the produce was used in the school cafeteria, and some of it was donated to a homeless shelter.
The main purpose of the project is to teach students about living a healthy lifestyle.
Information from: The Daily News, http://www.middlesborodailynews.com