Bair was featured last week because of their unique German language classes they have. This week, we wanted to features something else they do at Baird that we think is pretty cool. This time we took it outside to the school’s garden, where they kids are learning agricultural skills.
Living in the agricultural capital of the country, the San Joaquin Valley, it would seem only natural that students should learn about our farm-based economy, and at Baird, they do. And their teacher makes sure the kids understand how important the Valley's agriculture is.
Gardening Teacher Steve Jaurena said, “Most of our kids are indeed city kids, and really don't have an idea of what happens pretty much outside the city and around them here in California, and where things come from that are on their table every breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
The students don’t just learn how to grow their own food; they also learn the importance of agriculture to the local. “This is one of the things I try to drive home with them. How agriculture affects our economy, and the fact that we are a leader in all of these types of commodities that we grow here,” said Mr. Jaurena.
Principal Janetta McGensey said, “They actually get out there and they learn how crops grow. They're allowed to harvest them, and then they’re allowed to take home and eat them. So, they get the whole process.”
So congratulations again to these very ambitious students, and possible future farmers.
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