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Partners in Education: Inspiration Acres

Posted at 1:00 PM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 14:00:48-04

HOWARD, Wis. — At Inspiration Acres, students can plant farm, and grow their own food. It's an investment by the Howard Suamico school district, to inspire students to eat healthy.
It's called "Here We Grow" and it's on two acres of land. "We thought what better way to use our district soil to use our hyper local fresh produce," said Nutrtion Coordinator Stephanie Sticka, "we are so happy with how much participation interest we received from the first year of offering this."
In it's first year, students learn from the best of the best, like "Farmer Donna."
"This is a life long dream I wanted to teach and inspire kids to grow their own food, know where their food comes from this is a dream come true," said Donna. She grew up in Appalachia, and farmed her whole life. Sixth grader Soraya Burks, learned the basics, "we learn about using our five senses, important to know where your food comes from, and learning more about nature."
So whether it's zucchinis, tomatoes, bell peppers, or basil leaves, students are excited about the project.
Culitvating relationships while also growing their knowledge, and soon they'll be able to eat the fruits of their labor.

Here's information on the Inspiration Acres, if you'd like to check it out!