Tuesday, March 23, 2010
BENJAMIN JEPSON STUDENTS LEARN THE IMPORTANCE OF ORGANIC FOOD
BENJAMIN JEPSON STUDENTS LEARN THE IMPORTANCE OF ORGANIC FOOD Benjamin Jepson Interdistrict Magnet School has plans of planting their own organic garden that will supply an organic salad bar for students. Currently, students at Benjamin Jepson are in the research stages of this project and are testing out a salad bar in their cafeteria. This week, there will be a salad bar every day to see what students like about it and what recommendations they have. In order to learn more about organic foods, a guest speaker will be coming to Benjamin Jepson to provide information and answer any questions Eventually, the students of Benjamin Jepson want to have a full organic salad bar that contains vegetables grown in the school’s garden. It is also part of the plan to have the students learn how to plant and maintain a healthy garden. Patrick Horan, an organic farmer and owner of Waldingfield Farm in Washington, CT, is coming to Benjamin Jepson to educate the students about organic food. First, Horan is going to give a presentation in the cafeteria about organic foods to 2nd and 3rd graders. After the presentation, he will be holding a questions and answer session with 4th and 5th graders so they can learn more about why organic foods are healthier than conventionally farmed foods. Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – presentation to 2nd and 3rd graders 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – 4th and 5th grade Q&A session Benjamin Jepson Interdistrict Magnet School 15 Lexington Avenue New Haven, CT 06513 Photo Opportunities Available!