Northern Wyoming Daily News - Serving the Big Horn Basin for over 100 years

By Tesia Galvan
Staff Writer 

Bringing food from the farm to school

New course teaches TMS students where food on the plate comes from

 

November 4, 2016

Tesia Galvan

Brandon Rice (right) picks up an apple crisp from the Thermopolis Middle School lunchroom. The apple crisp was made from apples picked by students in the farm to school program and served on Halloween Monday morning.

WORLAND – Seventh and eighth graders at Thermopolis Middle School are feeding their school with a new vocational learning course called "farm to school."

Becky Martinez, a vocational teacher at the middle school, teaches farm to school, a first-year course that is designed "to try and get people to eat local produce that we have available," Martinez said. She added that the program is about educating students on where their food comes from.

This year, Martinez has taken the 22 students who take the class to visit and gain hands-on experience from local producers and growers.

Their most r...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2017