“Agri-gate knowledge in Grafton” – Worcester Telegram, March 11, 2011

Tossed salad and eggs add to educational experience

Touchstone Community School’s yard has one thing most other schools don’t – a mini-farm.

While the spinach is growing and bok choy is sprouting, the buff Orpington and Rhode Island Red are scratching and laying.

The Leland Street school has a greenhouse and garden where tufts of spinach, lettuce and other greens are now poking above the soil. The school’s gardens have also produced pumpkins, tomatoes and asparagus. Last year, students planted celery, garlic and parsnips.

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