A unique club at aims to give students a stronger sense of where food comes from.
It's called the Garden Club and it’s designed for students to learn about where food comes from and gives them an opportunity to learn about gardening techniques.
With the help of donations from Ace Hardware, Recology/Jepson Prairie Organics and Slow Food Solano, the club recently installed a raised garden bed at the high school.
Solano Master Gardeners helped teach the club some basics about planting a garden and with the knowledge they attained, club members planted five varieties of heirloom tomatoes; two squash plants; a tomatillo plant; corn; an eggplant; an orange bell pepper; two basil plants; chives; radishes; carrots; Armenian cucumber plants; Japanese cucumber plants; marigolds; nasturtiums; Greek Oregano; Mexican Oregano and thyme.
Students were also given either a tomato plant or a melon to grow at home. Dixon High Teacher Lisa McClintock advises the club and said that the club has many benefits for its members.
"We are a student club dedicated to growing our own food and helping others to do the same," says the group's Facebook page.
On Wednesday, May 9, club members gathered after school to work on the garden, check out the photos attached to the story and visit the group's Facebook page.