Planting A Seed Is Just The Beginning


Shelby Moore and Elizabeth Chapman cut a few bok choy leaves for the class to taste. More will follow, ready to be harvested each week for a considerable time to come. (Photos by Kevin Smith, Transylvania County Schools)

(Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times is featuring a short series about the competitive grants that the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) awards Transylvania County Schools' teachers each year. This week's grant was awarded to Pisgah Forest Elementary fifth grade Math and Science teacher Joshua Thaxton for three hydroponic vertical gardens. The $2380 TCSEF grant enabled Thaxton to introduce PFE fourth and fifth graders to a STEM-based agricultural project that supports many of the subjects taught in these grade levels.)

While the rest of us are planning our early...

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