There are exciting improvements in store for Evanston Township High School’s Edible Acre program. ETHS and The Talking Farm have announced a long-term commitment for the Edible Acre project, which is located on ETHS grounds and educates high school students about the art and science of locally grown food. Last year, Edible Acre harvested more than 2,000 pounds of produce, the bulk of which was used in the school’s nutritional facilities.
Now, The Talking Farm will be integrally involved in Edible Acre year-round, and production will be increased by adding more beds. Other improvements to Edible Acre program include a more streamlined organizational structure, a 3-season garden, picnic tables, and an onsite washing station to facilitate use of the harvest in the school’s cafeterias. This strengthened partnership between ETHS and The Talking Farm promises to be a shining example of state-of-the-art garden-to-café production. As a result, ETHS will be able to offer more organic, locally-grown produce to students and staff.
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