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Posted at 6:38 PM ET, 03/22/2010

Jerry Weast's garden lesson

By washingtonpost.com editors

By Pamela Oerth Kolesnik
Alexandria

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jerry D. Weast gets an “F” in Gardening 101. An item in the March 17 Food section “All We Can Eat” quoted him as saying that one reason he opposes school gardens is that the prime harvest takes place during the summer, when school is out.

Please tell Mr. Weast that there are plenty of “cool weather” crops that are harvested in the spring and fall — leafy greens, salad greens, herbs, carrots and radishes, to name a few. And for him to state that gardening is extremely labor-intensive is a joke considering our record levels of child obesity.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | March 22, 2010; 6:38 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland, Montgomery County, environment, schools  
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