Thanks to the talents of the conservation students taught by Paul Dewey, at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, fresh greens are on the menu. In the conservation program, participants have been growing vegetables, herbs and flowers in their new greenhouse.
The culinary arts students in chef Lisa Cook’s and chef Caitlin Kucharski’s classes spent some time harvesting Swiss chard, kale and mint to use in some dishes they are making on the school’s lunch line. Conservation student Raven Rybak (Niagara Wheatfield) gave them instruction on how to pick the greens and herbs.
Pictured are Lexia Edwards (Niagara Falls), Will Manth (North Tonawanda), Mia Linde (Niagara Falls) and Shelby Davis (Starpoint). (Courtesy of Lisa Bielmeier, Orleans/Niagara BOCES public relations director)