HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (WJZ) — An effort is underway to teach kids in Harford County that food doesn’t come from a store but is grown on a farm.
Forty fourth-graders from Havre de Grace Elementary School got an up-close look at a farm Monday, experiencing the sights and smells of a working farm from seed to field.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1.5K New Cases Reported, Positivity Rate Down
“Food is life and kids need to see where food comes from,” said Tommy Shireman, who runs Third Way Farm.READ MORE: Maryland Lawmakers Override Vetoes On Sweeping Police Reform Measures
The students toured the nearby farm, which grows organic and sustainable crops while also trying to teach the community about agriculture. The Days of Taste organization helped put together the students’ trip.
Along the way, Shireman hopes the kids realize nourishment comes in many forms.MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Crash In White Marsh
“I think that farming is something that really teaches you something about dedication and care and love for something outside of yourself,” he said.