A 286-square-foot garden, producing tomatoes, greens, peppers, squash, onions, beets and cauliflower, debuted this month at Warren Easton High School. The project, led by 4-H extension agent Pamela Marquis from the LSU AgCenter, who had help from 19 students, teachers and health specialists, will provide a year-round outdoor classroom environment where students will tackle environmental stewardship while fulfilling earth sciences requirements.
The Louisiana Serve Commission provided the school with a $1,000 grant as part of the Louisiana 4-H Seeds for Service School Garden Program. The program meets the Junior Master Gardener Curriculum and Louisiana Department of Education Grade Level Expectations. — Alex Woodward