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West Orange After-School Students Will Grow Their Own Salads

Redwood Elementary has a new school garden and in the fall semester, students will be growing fall crops in the after school program. The fall growing season consists mostly of lettuces, kales, and a few other vegetables like kohlrabi, parsnips, and carrots, which gain a degree of sweetness when the cooler temperatures prevail.

The students will make salads in the after school program as an afternoon snack, and will choose their own recipes.  Among the crops the Redwood students will grow are:

Carrots

Swiss Chard

Kale

Kohlrabi

Lettuce(s)

Mustard

Radishes

Scallions

Spinach

Tatsoi

 

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Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges-West Orange

The West Essex YMCA offers programs for everyone in the community, from infants to seniors. The facility features an indoor pool with aquatic programs and swim lessons, cardio and strength conditioning equipment, fitness classes for all levels, sports and enrichment classes, and a supervised child watch.