What’s Right With Schools: John Winthrop Middle School Farm

DEEP RIVER, Conn (WTNH)–What started as a small garden has grown into a vibrant curriculum at John Winthrop Middle School in Deep River.

Vegetables and fruits of all kinds are grown by students, led by two passionate teachers.

“Mark and I have a common interest in all things farming, homesteading and organic,” said John Woitovich.

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John Woitovich and Mark Gostkiewicz used their experience as organic farmers to educate kids at JWMS.

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Its and opportunity for kids to get their hands dirty, and learn something at the same time.

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“It’s not restricted to ok, we are planting tomatoes or different vegetables. It’s all encompassing. Looking at agriculture, but how agriculture affects the environment. It’s all tied together,” said Woitovich.

Helping students understand where our food comes from, one shovel full at a time.

Knowledge that will help students make healthier choices when it comes to the food they eat.

“It’s nice to take a step back and learn a little more about how that food is grown and what goes into it,” said Woitovich.

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