The students of Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy, in partnership with Cornell University and 4 H, this week kicked off a vegetable garden planting initiative, “Advanced Cooking Education (ACE)” in the yard of the Canarsie school.
The project is a partnership between Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy, Cornell University, Harvest New York, and 4 H. The goal is to incorporate a healthy living agricultural program into the Academy’s curriculum program. Throughout the 10-week program, chefs assisted provided recipes, cooking lessons, and bags of food to take home and cook.
On Friday, the students planted different seeds in planters including tomatoes, onion, basil, carrots, parsley, and collard greens. The seventh and eighth-grade students also took part in the painting of a mural read “God’s Love Grows at OLTCA.” Students also painted clouds featuring the words: Friendship, Kindness, Love, and Respect.
Muriel Wilkinson is the Principal of Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy, located at 1696 Canarsie Road in Brooklyn.