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Jersey schools work with local growers, gardens

29 May 2014, Posted by admin in Local Farms and Food

Excitement is building around the New Jersey Farm to School program, said Mary Stein, associate director of the National Farm to School Network.

“Where New Jersey really stands out is through the school garden program. They’ve been major leaders around that movement,” Stein said.

“Those gardens are cultivated on school sites to familiarize students with gardening, food preparation, specific plants, and allow them to taste new fruits and vegetables,” said Peter Furey, executive director of the New Jersey Farm Bureau.

Beth Feehan, director of New Jersey Farm to School Network, has focused a lot of her attention on those school gardens.

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