JMHS Students Visit Sprouting Farms

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The Student Government Association (SGA) and National Honor Society (NHS) at
James Monroe High School (JMHS) traveled to Sprouting Farms in Talcott, WV
to learn about opportunities in local food production and to contribute to a
mural at the farm stand there. During the visit the students planted peppers
and cucumbers, painted panels for the mural, and learned about sustainable
production of vegetables.
Sprouting Farms is a four-season non-profit farm and resource center located in
Talcott, WV. Its website states, “By combining education, resource sharing, land access,
and food production, we seek to develop new and existing farm businesses and increase
local food production in the New and Greenbrier River Valleys.” Locally raised and
produced food is available via Turnrow Farms at www.turnrowfarms.org . The students were
grateful to the staff at Sprouting Farms for sharing their time and talents and look forward to
future opportunities to collaborate.
Membership in the SGA and NHS is a high honor that is earned based on demonstrated
leadership, excellence, and service. Any community members with ideas of ways to serve for
these enthusiastic youth should contact the SGA and NHS advisor, Dr. Scott Womack, via email
at [email protected], phone at (304)-753-5182, or on FaceBook messenger.

 

Students painting mural

JMHS students planting peppers