By Sy Becker, WWLP
Springfield, MA — Boland Elementary School second-graders learned how to grow their own food Thursday.
Twenty-one students planted seeds that will grow into carrots and radishes in a garden they created outside on school grounds.
Their mentor, Kali Ransom is a member of “Food Corps,” a non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth grow healthy school food. Ransom told 22News she started growing her own food at a young age.
“Oh it’s so cool I grew up in the city so I didn’t grow my own food, but my grandmother lives outside the city so I started really young. And I really loved it.,” said Ransom.
It will be at least 45 days before the children are ready to harvest their first crop.