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Produce grown by SFA class donated to local food pantry

Produce grown by SFA class donated to local food pantry

POSTED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 11:14am

Jerry Roberts said she has taken several free classes through SFA, but the horticulture class was by far the most rewarding for her.

“Professor Adkins is great and very laid back. He makes you want to work very hard for him,” Roberts said.

Roberts took a bite of an overripe tomato that split while she and about eight other volunteers helped harvest Wednesday.

“This garden is like a little slice of heaven right here in Nacogdoches,” Roberts said. “There are lots of really great tomatoes today — there’s gonna be a lot of salsa next week.”

The SFA Sustainable Community Education Garden, started by Assistant Professor of Horticulture Jeff Adkins, is maintained by students in the agriculture department and local volunteers.

Read more from the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel here.

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