Sumter Co. Farm to School programs gains recognition

Sumter Co. Farm to School programs gains recognition

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - The Sumter County School district has been recognized for an innovative way they offer healthy food to students. The system received three Golden Radish awards--a statewide distinction recognizing farm to school programs.

Furlow Charter school is in the process of placing 16 garden plots behind their school for students to use. The  principal says it fits perfectly into their mission.

"We're a project based school so it allows students to have an intimate hands on experience in cultivating a garden, taking care of it, managing it and seeing how that process develops," said Dr. Emmanuel Vincent.

Students will also eat that food. The "Feed My School" program was started by the Georgia Department of Agriculture to connect schools and local farmers.

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