Loris Middle to Teach Agriculture through Hands-On Gardening

  • Loris Middle Gardening GraphicLoris Middle School applied for and has been selected to participate in the School Garden and Education Assistance Program by the S.C. Department of Education's Office of Health and Nutrition. This program aims to introduce children to hands-on agriculture and nutrition education as well as to encourage public schools to use locally grown South Carolina produce in their school menus.

    The school will receive agriculture and nutrition-based lesson plans customized to South Carolina teaching standards and an all-inclusive school garden kit for the purpose of growing fruits, vegetables, and/or flowers. The school will select a “garden team” from its faculty and staff, which will be provided with a hands-on training workshop and an online training course to help them lead students in taking care of the garden.

    Congratulations, Loris Middle! We look forward to seeing your garden (and your students’ knowledge) grow!