WATCH: FoodCorps member Sarah teaches in school district’s first ever greenhouse

By Katrina Berry, WTVA

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – The Growing Healthy Waves initiative in Tupelo fosters creative efforts to encourage kids to eat those vegetables.

Fourth grade students at Lawndale Elementary are developing quite the green thumb. This is the first green house in the Tupelo Public School District, which is made possible through community grants from Boerner Be Wild and Toyota.

The Sprout House was officially dedicated in September.

Sarah Murphy works with Growing Healthy Waves as a FoodCorps service member.

“It’s just a great learning environment,” Murphy said.

The lesson this week is “Seed Ya Later,” teaching students about seeds and how they travel. For example, did you know that strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside?


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