Caddo Magnet HS students / Valencia Communty Garden / photo Keri Stevenson, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.
A pilot project in long-term social studies work has been begun by geography students. A group of 4 students - plus parents - are planting a peanut patch in the Valencia Community Garden.
While the peanuts cannot be harvested until the fall of 2012, the project is an important platform for research.
The peanut is a historic and high-protein crop, giving students insight into the past as well as the future. The concept of the modern community garden is another area of study.
In addition to parents, these students are being aided by Valencia Community Center and Garden manager Ms. Shalon Lewis.