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Lavelle in the News: News 12 Visits Lavelle’s Garden

Visually impaired students grow vegetable garden

Visually impaired students in the Bronx are learning important work skills by growing and maintaining a vegetable garden on their school campus, educators say.

Students from the Lavelle School for the Blind planted squash, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, eggplants and marigolds across the garden on their school grounds.

A project educators say they began back in May when students placed seeds into pods to start the growing process.

Students enrolled at the school have various disabilities, including blindness.

The program teaches them the importance of work ethic and advocates life skills.

Educators say the students are harvesting the vegetables to learn how to cook.

They have already cooked eggplant parmesan and zucchini ice cream from the garden.

Go HERE for extended footage and interviews from the student garden.