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Posted on 07 April 2008 by

Tomatoes in the Classroom

Tomato ChildrenBy Michelle Fabio

This year, about 800 elementary school students from California’s Petaluma City Schools have added “tomato grower” to their resumes.

Thanks to donations from “seed sponsors” including Tomato Growers Supply Co., Seed Savers Exchange, Seeds of Change, Totally Tomatoes, and TomatoFest, the students planted and cared for 300 different types of heirloom tomato seeds.

The young gardeners now have 7,000 plants to sell at plant sales to benefit the district.

“The curriculum for the kids this year was centered Read the rest of this entry »


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