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Farm to School brings hands-on agriculture to Elk Ridge School

07/24/2013 04:43PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, Schools


Saying hello to Chloe the goat are, from left: Destinee Allen, McKayla Clarke and Ella Merritt, with Walnut Springs tour guide Jennifer Aster.



Educators from Walnut Spring Farms in Elkton, Md., recently visited Elk Ridge Elementary School to present their Farm to School program for first-grade students.

The program consists of four hands-on stations, including "live animals," where students met and learned about goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, and ducks; "The Ins and Outs of a Cow," and "The Corn Experience."

Farm to School is designed to give students a better understanding of where their food comes from and the importance of agriculture in their daily lives. The Elk Ridge program was fully funded by the Chester-Delaware County Farm Bureau.



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