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Student Spotlight: Julency Myrtil, Bolton High School

“I wanted a garden to show people how much potential we have at this school.” A little over a year ago, Julency Myrtil’s father was diagnosed with diabetes. This got the Shelby County high school senior thinking more and more about the importance of a healthy diet.  Her school, Bolton High School, is located in […]


Educator Spotlight: Tom Hakim, Assistant Principal, Cold Spring School

The dictionary defines a teacher as “one whose occupation is to instruct,” which, with all due respect to the good folks at Merriam-Webster, barely scratches the surface of what it means to teach. In our experience, true educators are best defined as mentors and leaders who display passion, dedication, intelligence, and care.  They work tirelessly […]


Giving Thanks to You!

Dear Learning Garden Supporters, As fall harvests come to an end and we begin to shift into the winter season, The Kitchen Community would like to take a moment to reflect on the year and give thanks to everyone who helped make it all possible. We have so much gratitude for our wonderful supporters who […]


Fall in Love with Leafy Greens!

This month we’re thankful for hearty fall greens! Leafy green vegetables love the cool fall weather, which means we can keep harvesting even as the days begin to chill. Leafy greens are packed with nutrients; they are a great source of vitamins A, C, and K, fiber, calcium and iron! Kale Pesto – Try this […]


Ask Farmer Tim | November 2017

Dear Farmer Tim, We planted our Learning Garden a little earlier this season and we have been harvesting a lot of different greens and radishes. Now that the weather is getting cooler, I’m worried about my the snap peas, beets, carrots, lettuce, and green onions that are still growing. What things can I harvest late […]