Growing Young Farmers

The Bolivar Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Saturday to announce a new initiative involving our young farmers. The Young Gardeners Program planted roots at Crenshaw as they kick off the new gardening program, funded by a federal grant and sponsored by Galveston’s Own Farmers Market. The gardens will be tended by students as part of the daily curriculum. Students will learn horticulture, how to cultivate different crops, and how to can and preserve foods.

Crenshaw Principal Traci Camp cutting the ribbon on Saturday to announce the new initiative involving our young farmers. In attendance were teachers, volunteers, and representatives from GISD, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, and Keep Bolivar Beautiful.

Students will even be able to take food home to share. Principal Traci Camp expresses her excitement about “teaching kids how to grow, preserve, and cook foods.” The long term goal is to have a Farmers Market at the school where students can sell their excess crops to the community. Crenshaw School is a GISD designated School of Environmental Studies.

Volunteers built crop boxes for each different crop.

Happy Growing Young Farmers!

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