Our New Farmer Friends At The El Capitan High School

I had the pleasure of receiving a tour of the farm at El Capitan High school today. I was greeted by ms. Stanley, who is the agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. ms. Stanley is the one wearing the white visor. I received the tour from Sydney, who has been tending the farm along with just a few other students during the summer break. The students have planted a huge abundance of tomatoes and squash this year as well as a few varieties of peppers. Their food is grown “all naturally” with no chemical sprays or fertilizers. During the tour, I saw some winter squash that I just had to have. Sydney negotiated a fair price with me when I told her that I would love to have some to put in the Blue Sky Ranch CSA. Historically, the focus of the agriculture department at El Capitan High School was geared toward big commercial agriculture but recently ms Stanley and students like Sydney have been searching out local outlets for their all natural pesticide free produce as well as beginning to develop working relationships with farmers like myself.

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