Beginning in late April, Our Kitchen Table began a new food growing project with students at Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology. Garden coach Jeff Smith is working with the students pictured here to grow spring crops in two raised beds. In the process, Jeff and the children discussed topics such as soil, water, planting and harvesting. Before the school year ends, students will pick vegetables for salads and cook harvested greens to eat. Projects like this provide an opportunity for students to learn how to grow food, improve their nutrition and think about ways to be environmentally responsible.