Farm to School: A Visit to UMD's Land Lab

September 27, 2017 10:23 PM

Farm to school is in full swing this week at UMD's Land Lab.

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600 7th graders from Duluth are making the trek out to the sustainable agriculture farm on Riley Road.

"It's an excellent way for students to experience, first hand, where their food comes from and how it's grown. There are six hands-on learning stations," explained Renee Willemsen, Farm to School Coordinator. "It's so important to develop healthy habits early on."

UMD's Land Lab also brought in community volunteers to help teach the lessons. "They talked about pollinating, composting, soil, and harvesting," said Cameron Gustafson, UMD Student Farm Manager.

Healthy Northland Farm to School is an initiative that started in 2014, and continues thanks to help from local organizations and grants.

Ordean East was out there on Wednesday. Lincoln Park students will head there on Thursday.



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