While so many teachers were excited to return to the classroom in person last month, Trevor Horn couldn't wait to get his students outside.
And the Reynoldsburg High School agriculture and food science teacher was doing just that recently, when his students braved 90-degree weather by picking handfuls of red peppers and tiny tomatoes from the school garden.
The garden and greenhouse were created three years ago on space that used to be a tennis court. With the help of Horn's students, a bounty of fruits and vegetables have taken root: three kinds of tomatoes, ruby red potatoes, three varieties of carrots, eight apple trees and more.
"I am looking forward to getting to work in the garden and really diving into the science of food," 15-year-old Ashley Ruark said in an email after working in the garden recently. "It's really interesting and important to know what foods we are consuming."
The sophomore, who has a garden in her backyard, is taking two of Horn's classes, which are part of the agriculture and biotechnology pathway at the high school's Livingston Campus.