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May 18, 2013

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MRH Elementary Students Get Hands-On Urban Agriculture Experience

students getting hands on urban agriculture experience On May 9th MRHE 6th graders had the opportunity to learn about farming and food inequities in the St. Louis area when they traveled to the City Seeds Urban Farm. City Seeds is located between Market and Pine streets in downtown St. Louis and provides training and therapeutic horticulture for the homeless.  The 2.5 acre vegetable farm is part of the community garden group called Gateway Greening, which as stated on their website,  “... educates and empowers people to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agriculture.”

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During the 3 hours they spent on the farm, students toured the grounds, learned about food insecurity and did farm work as a service learning aspect. “This field trip connected really well with the 6th grade’s social justice exhibit, said MRHE Garden Coordinator Laura Tetley. “The activities they participated in at City Seeds focused on how poverty and place impacts access to food.

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For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.