For the sixth year in a row, National Honor Society students at Framingham High got up early on a weekend morning to help plant a garden.
More than 150 students, on Saturday April 30, helped plant a vegetable garden at Framingham High that will be used by the public school district’s food services department during the 2016-17 school year.
Students began by cleaning out last year’s garden beds, so more than 300 Marzano tomato plants could be planted. Also to be planted are butternut squash, Brussels spouts, peppers, eggplants, basil and other herbs, and flowers.
Food services director Brendan Ryan began the Saxonville Garden at Framingham High seven years ago, explained Framingham Chief Operations Officer Ed Gotgart, who was at the Saturday morning event with Ryan, and honor society advisers.
Last year’s harvest included more than 1,000 gallons of tomato sauce, said Ryan. The garden also produced more than 750 pounds of spouts and 10 gallons of basil pesto, that all was used to feed the more than 9,000 students in the Framingham Public Schools district.
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