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Vegetable Garden

The garden is beginning its seventh year. During seventh-grade science classes last fall, 80 students planned and planted 46 plots. This summer, students came in to keep the garden going. Every day they weeded, harvested, planted, made trellises, and ate.

The DeWitt Vegetable garden (Super duper awesome skillage vegetable garden of doom and broccoli) was built with grants from Lowe’s and the Ithaca Public Education Initiative, and endless volunteer labor. The garden serves seventh-grade science students who grow food for the school cafeteria while learning life science concepts and general science skills.

Belle Sherman
Beverly J Martin
Cayuga Heights
Fall Creek
South Hill
Boynton Middle
DeWitt Middle
Ithaca HS
Lehman Alternative


Ithaca City School District
Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent
400 Lake Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2101