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Cuyahoga Falls urban agriculture class sparks Spring Sustainability Expo

The idea for a Spring Sustainability Expo was sparked by a new course that's growing in popularity at Cuyahoga Falls High School. The inaugural expo is set for Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium.

During the expo, organizations from around the region will showcase sustainable practices, with the hope expo attendees will be inspired to implement some of those practices at home, said Bryce Pulley, the city’s public utilities and community outreach coordinator. The expo is also a platform to connect the community with what’s happening in the schools.

To that end, Falls High students will be on hand to distribute vegetable-garden starter kits they grew as part of a new course in sustainability, said Social Studies Instructor Steve McIntosh. 

The kits include seeds and well-established beefsteak tomatoes and bell peppers grown by students enrolled in the new “intro to urban agriculture” class McIntosh teaches.

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