Vegetable Crop Yields Educational and Job Skills

A vocational program that began with just six beds of vegetables to help teach job skills to students with disabilities has grown to 28 beds and a whole lot of independence.

The Maryville Academy in Illinois understands that students with special needs need to be equipped for life beyond school. Through planting, tending, and selling their harvests, students not only learn about money matters, they experience the connection between seeing a project through from start to finish and their own personal growth.

Read more in “Farm Stand Tended by Teens With Disabilities.”

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