September 27, 2012
On September 27th, Colle, an organic farmers market community, commends an article published for The Grand Forks Herald discussing Max Danner’s efforts to teach children organic farming at Larimore High School.
According to The Grand Forks Herald article, the organic garden which educator Max Danner planted with his crop production students last spring will supply organic vegetables for the surrounding elementary and high schools. The article reports that the garden is producing plum, pear and cherry tomatoes but students are hopeful that Brussels sprouts and cabbage will be ready by October. Danner’s grant proposals “netted funding for the project from Dakota College at Bottineau and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. Funding from the Bottineau campus was used to purchase 12 apple and four cherry trees that students also planted on school grounds,” The Grand Forks Herald reports.
According to The Grand Forks Herald article, Danner believes that by tending to the organic garden children will learn healthy eating habits and beneficial horticulture lessons. The article explains that for the project “his students began indoors with seeds. This past spring, they moved them to the garden where they pressed empty coffee cans around the plants, about 2 inches into the soil, to protect them from wind, cutworms and slugs.”
The Grand Forks Herald affirms that students of Larimore High love the experience. According to student Benjamin Kubu, “I’m a chef, and I need to learn to grow my own garden. I’ve learned a lot about watering and fertilizing — and that organic tastes better.”
Colle, an organic farmers market community commends the efforts of Larimore High School and their dedication to organic farming. Colle is the first online database dedicated to bringing the freshest locally grown products to consumers regardless of budget or price. In addition to great taste, Colle states that organic farming reduces negative impacts on the environment and improves the community as a whole.
According to The Grand Forks Herald, Superintendent Roger Abbe is proud of his students, asserting, “The real benefit for students is not only eating vegetables but also learning how to raise those vegetables. So, when they get older and have families, they can have their own gardens some day.”
Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that loves spreading the word about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers and all consumers who live an organic and natural lifestyle with the main goal of establishing more sustainable farming and consumerism.
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