Science students at Carroll ISD’s Durham Intermediate School are getting a special lesson this semester. The campus was recently named a “Master Gardener Site” due partly because of the successful garden on the north side of the school. Every Friday, three of Durham’s science lab classes participate in a Junior Master Gardener lesson. This is a pilot project that allows Master Gardeners to teach their knowledge and earn hours they need for continuing education certification.
The slideshow below is from a recent lesson in which the guest speaker was not only a Master Gardener but a cook with 40 years of kitchen experience who also helps volunteer to teach classes at Central Market. The students learned the importance of cleanliness in the kitchen, cross contamination and preserving produce. For example, the chef told students he learned from a farmer that storing potatoes in pantyhose can keep the vegetable fresh for up to a year!