Students at the Metro STEAM Academy have been busy developing their “green thumbs” this spring by working on two projects.
The first project is the Feed Iowa First seedlings. These seed starts will be planted out in community gardens around the city. Produce collected will go to families needing fresh produce via Feed Iowa First’s distribution system.
The second project dealing with seeds involves growing plant starts to be sold at the NewBo City Market during their new Farmers at the Market events this May. The plant starts are being grown in recycled CRCSD milk cartons collected by Metro from Erskine Elementary School, and Cedar River Academy cafeterias.