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Milford Students With Disabilities Grow Lettuce Indoors for High School Salad Bar

January 22, 2020

By: Alison Bosma, Daily News Staff


MILFORD – Each time the bright green sprouts of newly planted lettuce push through the dirt-and-compost mixture in the high school’s indoor salad bar garden, the students tending them are thrilled anew.

“Every time they start with a seed, they get super-excited when it first grows,” special education teacher Alexis Forgit said.

The garden, a dozen trays in a special, stainless steel shelving unit inside the school, include basil and a few varieties of lettuce. Students with intellectual disabilities in the district’s prevocational program plant the seeds, water regularly, harvest, and mix the compost.

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