St. Joseph student gardeners harvest their bounty
Ingrid Moreau has found that her elementary school students all seem to have green thumbs.
Moreau, second-grade teacher at St. Joseph School, started a school garden in November. Since then, both first- and second-grade students have harvested lettuce.
Now, third-grade gardeners are harvesting their crop, and fourth- through sixth-grades are setting up their garden.
“I plan on getting preschool and kinderarten’s garden planted within the next couple of weeks,” she said. “So far, we have harvested close to 40 heads of lettuce.”
Moreau thanks the University of Hawaii at Hilo and the St. Augustine Foundation for funding the garden and hopes to have the garden be a year-long project.
She credits third-grade parent Chad Engevold, who teaches at UH-Hilo, with first approaching her about starting a garden.
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