Commissioner Martinez helps students plant school vegetable garden
Students at Dr. Manuel C. Barreiro Elementary plant a garden with supplies provided by Commissioner Martinez’s office.
MIAMI-DADE – Dr. Manuel C. Barreiro Elementary in West Kendall has a new herb and vegetable garden thanks to help from Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez.
Students from the school’s Green Club recently planted tomatoes, peppers and a variety of herbs provided by Commissioner Martinez’s office, which also donated soil, garden boxes and gloves. The vegetables and herbs grown in the garden will be used by the school cafeteria for school lunches.
“Planting a vegetable garden is a fun hands-on learning experience in which children actually get to see and enjoy the results of their work,” Commissioner Martinez said.
The school is one of several in Kendall boasting new vegetable gardens as a result of the Adopt a School Garden initiative, a partnership between Commissioner Martinez’s office and West Kendall Baptist Hospital, which coordinates the program.