WATCH: Arkansas students grow their own food

By Benjamin Perkins, KHTV

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – How many healthy lunches do you remember eating in elementary school? Students in Conway do it every day.

Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaimed October Arkansas Farm to School Month.

It’s a nationwide effort to connect schools with local farms and the goal is to provide children healthy meals in cafeterias while improving nutrition.

“They get to harvest carrots, sweat potatoes and okra right now,” said Sarah Lane, an AmeriCorps Teacher at Carolyn Lewis Elementary in Conway.

She’s helping to expand the way kids learn with a hands-on approach. Students at Carolyn Lewis have had their school garden for nearly two years.

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