A group of students and parents from Beaumont Elementary School in Waterford, Michigan, shuffled off their bus and into the warm greenhouse, whispering at the unfamiliar sights and smells. During their visit, students got a close-up view of hydroponic growing systems, tasted fresh herbs, released beneficial ladybugs, and started their own lettuce seeds. But these students were not visiting a farm in the traditional sense, rather, they had taken a field trip to the campus of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital in West Bloomfield, Michigan.
Curious to learn more about this farm to school program and how you can have an impact on farm to school in Michigan? Read the rest of this article featured in the Michigan Good Food Charter May 2015 Newsletter!
You can also learn more about Grassroots Organizer, Lindsey Scalera in the “Living the Good Food Life” feature!