Jacksonville high school FFA members grow garden to donate produce

Jacksonville high school FFA members grow garden to donate produce

At this time, officials say they have grown 3,000 pounds since planting the garden in January.

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – A high school Future Farmers of America chapter planted a garden in the east and is working to donate thousands of pounds of produce for the first time.

Onslow County Schools says White Oak House FFA members planted a garden in January with donating produce to organizations and food banks each year.

In their first year, they hope to donate 5,00 pounds of food. At this time, officials say they have grown 3,000 pounds since planting the garden in January.

The school system says they hope to double their garden size and double their donation goal to 10,000 pounds.

The garden was first planted in January, and it has since produced more than 3,000 pounds of fresh food.

The garden was first planted in January, and it has since produced more than 3,000 pounds of fresh food.

Officials say the idea for the donation garden was born when a small group of students in a sustainable agriculture class wanted to give back to their community after learning about food insecurity and its impact on the Jacksonville area. 

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