Shawna Kelsey works with Troy students in Mrs. Root’s kindergarten class. Photo courtesy of Shawna Kelsey
The children in Mrs. Rachel Root’s kindergarten class have started farming early. The children were introduced to hydroponics by Shawna Kelsey, the Conservation Education and Community Development Coordinator for the Yaak Valley Forest Council. “The kids love to care for the fish, watch the plants grow and feed the worms from their school snack scraps.” Last week they were able to harvest the lettuce and made fresh pesto with the basil. The pesto was a new experience for all of the children except for three. “They loved it!” Mrs. Kelsey exclaimed.
The project is partially funded by a grant provided by Shopko