By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Farm program grows leaps and bounds


Last updated 5/27/2021 at 8:22am

Lind-Ritzville Middle School submitted photo

Students from Mr. Palmer's shop class at Lind-Ritzville Middle School built a set of compost bins for the Farm to School class. Front row, from left, is Camron Olson, Wyatt Rosman, and Zach Klein. In the back row are Brody, Boness, Jayce Kelly, and Alexis Mendoza.

LIND – Students at Lind-Ritzville Middle School are busy planting vegetables and composting waste to enrich the soil in a Farm to School program.

"The Farm to School class students have planted potatoes, Swiss chard and radishes," Amanda Mattingly, Vocational Ag teacher, said last week. "They will also plant more right at the end of the year, to be managed by a student over the summer and harvested when we return to school in the fall."

The school farm is located behind the football field.

Mattingly said the school received a grant this year from the Washington Department of Ecology for...

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