32 CCSD Schools Took Part in Student-Run Farmers Market Hosted by Zappos

More than 300 CCSD students took part in what was described as the nation’s largest student-run farmers market, which took place Nov. 16 in downtown Las Vegas at Zappos. Students from 32 CCSD schools sold produce from their gardens at the event, which was presented by Green Our Planet in cooperation with various local organizations. Coronado High School teacher Gary Manning told KVVU, “Having our students participate in the farmers market elevates their education by teaching them entrepreneurial and business skills. That’s not something you can teach easily from a textbook.” KVVU said, “The Outdoor Garden Classroom Program, founded by Green Our Planet in 2013, is a comprehensive learning experience for elementary to high school students. It focuses on nutrition, financial literacy, and conservation education.” Proceeds from the produce sales went back to the schools’ garden programs. For more information on Green Our Planet, call Sarah Russell at (703) 927-9205. Pictured are students and staff from Vassiliadis Elementary School. (Photo courtesy Green Our Planet.)