Youngsters learn about growing crops

Children at the YWCA Child Care at Adams Commerce Park are growing vegetables as part of the farm-to-table program. Getting ready to pick some of the lettuce are, from left, Leia Jackson, Oliver Sauers, Brice Topper and Penelope Amato.

Lots of little hands helped to cultivate a community garden behind the Adams Commerce Center – YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County building.

In the past few weeks, students from the school-age daycare classrooms have collaborated with local organizations to build crop boxes, then filled them with soil and starter plants. Along the way, they are learning lessons about where food comes from, the health benefits of vegetables, and how to grow them.

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