School Gardens Flourish Due to UCA Student’s Involvement

Brooke Long, a senior Nutrition major, has fostered a school garden program at Mayflower Elementary. Brooke hatched the idea last fall and has worked diligently to get items donated for the gardens, build the gardens on her own time, and cultivate seeds. She also conducted research looking at the waste of fruits and vegetables in the school lunchroom. She plans to go back after students have had a chance to work in the garden and evaluate their fruit and vegetable waste again. Check out these awesome pictures from Brooke’s hard work!!

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