Students at James N. Gamble Montessori High School haven’t returned to the classroom just yet, but they are successfully making the shift to outdoor learning through agricultural sciences. Students in the farm-to-school program are learning the ways of farming in the middle of the city focusing on planting, harvesting and later eating crops like arugula, asparagus, mustard greens, rhubarb and more.
Mary Dudley runs the school’s food sciences program. She has her largest class ever this year. “I think of it as a social justice issue as students really need to know what they are eating, where food comes from and how they can contribute to a sustainable future,” Dudley said.