Brooklyn’s farms may be long gone, but one school is giving students a chance to delve into the city’s agricultural roots. Kids at Public School 216 in Gravesend learn to grow, cook and even sell fruits, vegetables and herbs in a half-acre garden oasis in the school’s backyard. The program involves all of the school’s 600-plus students, who use math principles to measure plots and learn the science behind how wheat is processed.
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