• Buena Park High School Switches From Growing Pumpkins to Lettuce
    Monday, January 9, 2012 at

  • The Buena Park High School ag students and Future Farmers of America chapter members have converted their pumpkin patch to a lettuce patch that will provide lettuce for the rest of the year to high school cafeterias in the Fullerton Joint Unified School District.

    The land, approximately 3/4 of an acre, was fallow for years until Agromin partnered with the FFA chapter to rip, level and add tons of soil amendments and organic soil to the land. Not surprisingly, the land produced over 300 pumpkins for the school in October. The students have now pulled out the pumpkin plants, laid drip line and plastic and planted rows of lettuce. Four lettuce varieties will be planted in rotation. The crop will be used at the school district's cafeterias for salads and as a condiment for sandwiches and hamburgers.

    The ag student farm store will be open January 11 from 3 pm - 6 pm at the school. Pick up some fresh produce, plants and citrus--all grown on the farm by students.

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