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Farm-to-School: Tenaza Visits Milam Elementary

Is it just sunlight that causes photosynthesis?” “Can you eat parsley by itself?” “What kinds of vegetables do you grow?”

These are just some of the adorable questions that were presented from young inquiring minds when our very own Jed Murray took a trip to Milam Elementary in McAllen to talk to 2nd graders about local and organic farming.

Lessons that Last a Lifetime

At Milam, students were already well-versed when it came to such things as photosynthesis, erosion and compost. They were also able to recognize some of the veggies we harvest at our local family farm. Students had the opportunity to delve a little deeper into the following topics and subjects:

  • Sustainable, organic farming
  • Healthy eating
  • Chemistry
  • Life cycle
  • Economics
  • Caring for herb and vegetable gardens

The earlier we cultivate students’ appreciation for and understanding of the larger ecological community we are all a part of, the better we can protect the future of organic farming in our region.

Bringing Classroom Subjects to Life for 21st Century Learners

As a community farm, it is our responsibility to provide educational opportunities to our surrounding school districts. We welcome any chance to teach students the important role organic farming plays in protecting the health of farmers, soil, water and the community.

Milam Elementary veggie talk

We believe that knowing where our food comes from and how it is grown is important for young children to learn and experience for themselves. To learn more about our locally grown, organic veggies, or to join our CSA program, contact Tenaza Organics today at 956.432.4983



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