March 10, 2015
Pikeville Elementary’s “Plant It for the Planet” school garden project, as well as the impact that local food and farming can have on our health and economy, are the topics of this WMMT Mountain Talk discussion. Mark Kidd hosts for the Community Farm Alliance’s Breaking Beans project and guests include 6th grade gardener Sarah Belcher, her mother Mary Belcher, and Pikeville Elementary teacher Traci Tackett whose students planned, planted and are now harvesting and eating the winter garden. Also joining in is Cathy Rehmeyer, author of the “Mother of a Hubbard” gardening blog and an expert on low-tunnel gardening who is advising the students. Check out Pikeville Elementary’s student videos on their garden.