Hyvee And Washburn Rural Students Partner To Maintain Community Garden

By: WIBW (Kion Hudson)
By: WIBW (Kion Hudson)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A national grocery store chain has joined forces with students from one local high school to bring fresh produce to those in need.

Hyvee along with students from Washburn Rural High School's Future Farmers of America and National Honor Society have partnered to create and maintain a community garden at its southwest Wanamaker store.

The vegetables and fruit will be harvested in the summer and fall and given to local food banks.

"It's an exciting process so far, a lot of people aren't experienced in gardening and I think it would be a good experience for a lot of new people to do that. I had a little bit of gardening experience. I'm not a true expert on it, but this will really help me out and it will help a lot of other people out," Avery Hines, Junior, Washburn Rural High School.

"We think its going to be really good to show our community values and actually see a product of our work and see where it goes for the community as well," Yeju Huwang, Junior, Washburn Rural High School.

The students planted peppers, melons and strawberry's in the community garden.


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