"I think the kids really enjoyed seeing how something so basic, like chicken or a potato, could be transformed," Hedges says. She says it won't take long for the rest of the student body to catch on to the enthusiasm and their new spice bar.
"It not only helps the school, it helps us as a student learn how to take care of something, how to manage something, "Locke adds.
There is a limit as to how much the greenhouses can produce, so the school does use other food sources as well.
McCracken County High does save some cash from using student-grown produce, but says its primary purpose is to serve as an educational experience.
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