The locally grown movement has reached Oregon Middle School where vegetables grown over the summer in its new hoop-style greenhouse will be served to students when classes resume.
“We wanted to get some things cranked up so in the fall we can pull off our first salad in the cafeteria,” said Nate Mahr, eighth-grade science teacher.
Tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, watermelon and pumpkins have been started. Salad greens will be grown right when students come back and raspberries also will be planted in the fall.
“(We’re) trying to have some of the food locally produced,” said Darren Hartberg, eighth grade health teacher. “That’s what will be happening under this piece of plastic.”