Garden at Ore. school supports cafeteria, charity

Garden encourages students to try new foods.

Nov. 5—Students at Grant Community School, in Salem, Ore., beg for roasted Brussels sprouts, devour kale and enthusiastically compost the cafeteria’s food scraps.

It’s all the result of the school’s learning garden, which produced more than 600 pounds of produce and helped divert 70 percent of the school’s waste into the compost bin.

Students showed off their rain garden, compost bins and brightly colored raised beds to legislators as part of national farm to school month.