GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Students at Chatfield Elementary were able to use their green thumbs in school today.
They harvested squash and tomatoes that they planted themselves over at the CSU Research Center on B ½ Road.
They will then donate the harvested crops to food banks in the Grand Valley, and bring some back for their fellow students to enjoy at school.
Teachers say this is a great learning tool for the kids, after funding for a nutrition program was cut.
"We told them that they would be coming back to our school and that they would get to see it, and the school would know that they harvested them. Its really exciting, and the partnership with the CSU center has been amazing, they help a lot of the district schools with their projects," said Chatfield Elementary Teacher, Robyn Carmine.
The second graders came up with this project on their own, as part of District 51's push for more problem based learning.