Students at Southampton Intermediate School plant, harvest organic vegetable garden

The vegetables are used in schools throughout the

The vegetables are used in schools throughout the Southampton School District.

SOUTHAMPTON - Southampton students are learning how to grow and harvest their own vegetables.

Farmer Jeff Negron showed students at Southampton Intermediate School how to plant bibb lettuce, along with other vegetables in the school's organic garden. The garden has expanded in size over the past five years with help from the community.

A grant from a local farmer provided raised plant beds and fencing to keep the deer population from ravishing what has grown. The director of food service at the school says they've seen an increase in students eating salads because of the hands-on learning. One student told News 12 Long Island that growing their own food saves a lot of money.

The vegetables are used in schools throughout the Southampton School District.

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