First Harvest of Almond Trees at School Farm

First Harvest of Almond Trees at School Farm

In February of 2017 about 7 acres on the school farm were planted to the Independence variety of almonds. Trees have been shook and the nuts are in the process of being swept and hauled away to be processed. This endeavor could not have been possible without the help of the community and its donation of time and materials to prepare the ground, install the irrigation system, purchase and plant the trees, and maintenance of pest management. Mr. VanLaningham, one of the agriculture teachers, has been facilitating the whole process with the help of student farm managers. Mrs. Sweet, another ag teacher, is utilizing the acreage as a laboratory for her Integrated Pest Management course that is a new offering at the school this year.  

 

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