ELEVATE: Green at Grant

Fresh produce growing right outside the school doors – it’s happening more often these days thanks to dedicated volunteers.

“It’s a great thing for our teachers and students to see that food actually comes from the ground before it comes from the grocery store,” said Greg Frederick, principal at U.S. Grant high school in Oklahoma City.

U.S. Grant is the latest recipient of a community garden from Oklahoma City Harvest, a program that has been around since 2014 to ensure that all communities have access to fresh produce.

“It’s a great teaching opportunity,” said Larry Heyman, Oklahoma City Harvest program director. “From social studies to math, a schoolyard garden is a terrific outdoor classroom.”




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A series presented by the Oklahoma State Department of Education, ELEVATE chronicles the positive, innovative and inspiring things happening in Oklahoma’s K-12 public education.
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Last updated on August 8, 2016