Boland Elementary School students learn how to grow their own food

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Boland Elementary School second-graders learned how to grow their own food Thursday.

Twenty-one students planted seeds that will grow into carrots and radishes in a garden they created outside on school grounds.

Their mentor, Kali Ransom is a member of “Food Corps,” a  non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth grow healthy school food. Ransom told 22News she started growing her own food at a young age.

“Oh it’s so cool I grew up in the city so I didn’t grow my own food, but my grandmother lives outside the city so I started really young. And I really loved it.,” said Ransom.

It will be at least 45 days before the children are ready to harvest their first crop.

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