Third through sixth grade students at El Vista School received a grant to learn about organically and conventionally grown fruit and vegetables. They compared the look, taste, and smell of the fruit and vegetables, researched both farming practices, and visited a conventional farm and an organic farm. Ninety eight percent of El Vista School’s student body receives reduced or free lunch and many of its students do not get the chance to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, even though they live in a farming region. This project gave students the opportunity to see the difference between organic and conventional agriculture and showed them how they can include healthier foods in their diets.
Thank you to El Vista Elementary School for sharing your organic project!
Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the CCOF Foundation’s Future Organic Farmer Grants.