AES Botany Class Puts Food on the Table

AES Botany Class Puts Food on the Table

Everyday, students walk right past their lunches without even realizing it.

Mr. Case’s botany class is responsible for tending and harvesting the school’s vegetable garden, and some people may not know that the herbs are given to the Petroleum Club to use in cooking school lunches.

On January 26th, a harvest of herbs were delivered to the “delighted” chefs at the Petroleum Club.

“Our chefs were so impressed with the quality herbs from the student garden,” said Petroleum Club’s General Manager, John R. O’Meara. “Thanks for allowing us to be a part of the full circle experience.”

The herbs and greens that the class is currently growing are basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, Italian parsley, sage, tarragon, parsley, curly Parsley, and chard.

The botany class is also planning on expanding their garden.

“We will be enlarging this operation with additional projects located on the property just outside the teachers lounge.  This project will include a variety of vegetables and the planting of some fruit trees,” said Mr. Case.

The AES “Horticultural Mini Truck Farm” is really succeeding in producing tasty, organic, locally grown food items.