Barrio Botany wrapped up its garden-themed summer camp with a ferry ride to visit the Coronado Certified Farmers' Market, where young gardeners from Sherman Academy learned what it was like to grow up on a farm.
Barrio Botany brings gardening and improved nutrition to inner-city schools. We are proud to support the group's outstanding work.
During the camp, students harvested and prepared produce from the school garden. They completed hands-on science experiments, engineering and service projects. The kids also learned about bees from a visiting beekeeper from Sager Family Farm.
At the farmers' market, Cowboy Clyde talked about the 2 1/2 million bees that pollinate his orchard.
Farmer Ta'gash, 10, explained how she grows and harvests microgreens for her family business.