Marianas High School’s “Basic Agriculture” class harvested the products of their hard work these last two months in their school plot Thursday last week.
The class of about a dozen students harvested tomatoes, water spinacg, Chinese cabbage, corn, radish, snap beans, onion, okra, and string beans.
“It’s healthy. It’s good for our island,” he said, encouraging others to get into planting. “Tomato is not a bad thing. It’s good to grow. Plus the exercise is good.”
“They showed interested, enthusiasm,” said farmer Isidoro Cabrera of his students.
He called agriculture important for the islands’ future.
“…Especially with our expanding economic base here, there are more people, more hotels, and they always ask for locally produced fruits and vegetables.
He said the class taught students the “basics” but a lot could still be learned.
“They learned the basic way, from planting to harvest,” he said.
The plot uses a nearby MHS water tank for irrigation on their 40-by-60 plot.