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Sibley East hopes to increase school’s vegetable garden

HARVESTING VEGETABLES - Sibley East Ag Science students, last week, harvested vegetables at the Sibley East garden, under the supervision of ag teachers Jeff Eppen and Tim Uhlenkamp. The one acre garden is located just north of the Sibley County Fairgrounds, off of CSAH 9. Above, students sampled the cantaloupe to determine if it was ready for picking. Students also picked beans, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, and cantaloupe. During the summer, 10 students, along with Eppen and Uhlenkamp, worked in the garden. The number of hours worked is unknown. The vegetables are being incorporated into the school lunch menu at the Arlington campus. Plans are for the garden size to increase to approximately three acres next year, according to Eppen.

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