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School Turns Abandoned Field into Organic Farm, Growing Ton of Produce for Cafeteria

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Garden at Denver Green School - Sprout City Farms videoJust eight months ago, a one-acre plot at the Denver Green School was an unused athletic field, but now that land has come to life with food-bearing vegetation.

"We have harvested over 3,000 pounds of produce from this ground," said Megan Caley, a coordinator for Sprout City Farms, which partnered to create the garden.

"Kids are eating healthier," said Frank Coyne, of the public school. "They are excited to eat the tomatoes on the salad bar, they are excited to eat the cucumbers."

(WATCH the program's video below, or READ the story in News-7 Denver)

Thanks to Chelsea for submitting the link!

 

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