Chippewa Falls students grow produce, serve during lunch at Southview Elementary

Chippewa Falls (WQOW) – Lunch served at Southview Elementary in Chippewa Falls has been full of fresh produce, all thanks to its own school garden.

Second grade teacher Steffanie Schneider said this is the first year students are harvesting produce.

Schneider said the students helped pick out what vegetables and fruits would be planted and later served in the cafeteria.

The garden once flourished with tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkins and melons to name a few.

Schneider said students were able to help plant, water and weed, and it’s been a great learning experience.

“We’ve been kind of toying with the idea of a garden for a while. We know that nature is therapeutic,” Schneider said. “It’s important for kids to have a connection with nature, especially with as much technology as we use now. We just through it would be a really neat way for the kids to learn.”

Schneider said the students were able to eat their harvest from the start of the school year.

Shannon Satterlee

Shannon Satterlee

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