Collaboration is Key
This year, fifth grade students from Byrd are working alongside GHS Culinary Arts students at Shalom Farms. The goals for this year are to learn about the growing process of vegetables and herbs, building community relationships, and collaborating to prepare a farm to table meal in the spring.
In September, both groups of students met at Shalom Farms to learn about what Shalom Farms does for our community. All students received a tour of Shalom Farms and helped maintain crops by weeding.
It’s inspiring to see former Byrd students come back to mentor younger students. Some of these high school students also participated in Byrd’s Environmental Education program as an elementary student.
Later this month, Byrd students will travel to GHS Culinary Arts to tour and prepare food. I believe this year long project will be memorable for all students.