Sibley East Garden National Recognition 15 Nov 11

The Sibley East School District’s School Garden is receiving national recognition this week. It is 1 of 6 projects from across the nation to be recognized at the National Association of Agricultural Educators Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, which begins today (TUE). Sibley East Ag Teachers Tim Uhlenkamp and Jeff Eppen will be attending the event. Now in it’s second year, the garden was worked on by Sibley East students for up to 15 hours a week. The vegetables raised by the students in the original 1-acre garden were used in meals at the district’s Arlington campus. This year the garden was expanded to 3 acres at 2 sites, and the veggies were being served at both the Gaylord and Arlington campuses. The idea was honored regionally this past June in North Dakota as well.