Students Enjoying Their Harvest
The Bridgeton High School greenhouse was in full production for Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week. Three classes (ESL Biology, Nutrition, and Biology) helped to harvest arugula, basil, and cilantro from the 540 plant system. These students then enjoyed bbq chicken flat bread pizza with goat cheese that was topped with their freshly grown arugula and a strawberry arugula salad. Students raved about the recipes that incorporated their hard work. There are students from these classes who monitor the greenhouse daily to ensure that temperature, nutrients, pH, and water levels are at appropriate levels to ensure a fruitful harvest. These students will soon be going into the pre-schools to teach the students there all about hydroponics and help them to take care of their own hydroponic grow towers that can hold 75 plants.
About the Grantee
The Mission of the Bridgeton Public School District is to provide multiple pathways for all students to attain the Common Core State Standards and meet the needs of our diverse student population. All students will be provided with the opportunity and resources to succeed through the creation of state-of-the-art safe learning environments which will ultimately enable all students to graduate from.