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LRMS Farm-to-School program continues to grow


Last updated 10/11/2018 at Noon

LRMS STUDENTS like Raegan Snider (left) and Michael Nichols (right) spend one class period a day learning skills to grow and harvest food. After the harvest, the food is then served in LRMS lunches, providing students with healthy options. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson

Residents who drive on Sixth Street in the morning near Lind-Ritzville Middle School (LRMS) may notice students working in a garden near the football and baseball fields. Some students are watering plants, while others are disposing of weeds into a wheelbarrow.

The students are enrolled in LRMS’ Farm-to-School program, an elective held during second period throughout the school year.

In the program, students learn skills to grow and harvest crops. After harvest, the students bring the food to the cafeteria to be served on the school’s lunch menu, providing healthy food options to stu...

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