TRENTON – Faculty and students at Trenton Elementary School are working together to go green.
Fifteen years ago, Trenton elementary school started recycling paper and in 2015 they started a farm to school initiative where they were able to hire a full-time greenhouse coordinator.
“The exciting part now is our whole breakfast program our whole lunch program is being 100 percent composted and recycled,” said third grade teacher Snow Ross.
Snow said they have every grade growing things in the greenhouse and they have a different curriculum to go along with it.
“We have a harvest of the month here so what we grow in our greenhouse we then have a taste test for the kids or it’s used in the regular lunch program,” Snow said.
She said the kids expanded their horizons with what they’re willing to try.
One eighth grade student wrote an argumentative piece on recycling and composting last year.
“We’re on this planet for so long that we really need to make the best of it and not damage it,” said eighth grader Logan Closson.
“The animals won’t … the raccoons won’t eat it and all the other animals … they might kill themselves,” said third-grader Noah Throckmorton.
Snow said that as a school they are committed to being environmentally friendly.
“When we start really young they own it and they value it and it just becomes part of their regular culture,” said Snow.