TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Young students at All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler got a better understanding Tuesday of agriculture and the role it plays in their everyday lives.
The school’s learning farm came to life as 2nd graders planted simple crops which they’ll harvest in two weeks. The process allows students to learn about sustainable, farm-to-table living, and eventually taste the fruits of their labor.
School leaders said it also teaches children about making healthy choices from a young age.
“Every day we have a farm fresh soup, we have greens in our salad bar, so our kids are getting to taste the fruits of their labor, literally,” said Mike Cobb, head of All Saints. “To say we’re educating our children, but to not have this as an important part of that process was an absence. So, our learning farm is way to make sure our kids, they’re producing, learning in an authentic way, and they love school.”
Cobb said All Saints boasts the largest learning farm in the state of Texas, and its only the second year the program has been in place.