Park Ridge Academic Magnet School's Fall Garden

Marquetta Anderson, Kelly, Kiyana  |  11/2/2018 7:20:47 PM

Fall is here and the nutrition education staff is in full stride! The Southern University Agricultural Land Grant Campus’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) staff, Stephanie Elwood, Kiyana Kelly and Marquetta Anderson began planting a fall garden at Park Ridge Academic Magnet School (PRAMS) in the Jayln Forsythe Memorial Garden. The 8th grade students worked diligently to assist with the implementation of their fall garden. The students planted broccoli, cabbage, purple graffiti cauliflower and collard greens in 2 raised beds. Principal, Tammy Hill and Teacher, Ricky Jones are ecstatic about the implantation of the garden.The students will be exposed to real life, hands-on experience to study health and nutrition, oral health, science, mathematics, ecology, agriculture and more.

For more information about the Land-Grant Campus’ signature nutrition education programs, contact us at 225-389-3055.

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SU Land-Grant Campus Nutrition Educator Kiyana Kelly, Growing Healthy Initiative Coordinator Stephanie Elwood pose with 8th grade students at PRAMS.


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PRAMS 8th grade students putting down the foundation for their fall garden.


Snap Ed Garden Laying Foundation - CopyjpgStudents gathering soil for their fall garden.


Snap Ed Garden Smooth SoiljpgStudents smooths out the soil “like icing on a cake”.


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Snap Ed Garden Planting1 - CopyjpgThe students planted broccoli, cabbage, purple graffiti cauliflower and collard greens

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