Boise middle school students work with refugees on Common Ground farm
Students at St. Joseph's Catholic middle school worked alongside refugees today at the Common Ground Farm, harvesting pumpkins, pulling and bundling corn stalks and making small farm repairs.
“Today we were able to serve valuable members of our community and unify our middle school at the same time," said Julianne Russell, St. Joseph’s 6th grade teacher. "We are very excited!”
According to St. Joseph's, Common Ground Farm is an experiential program of Create Common Good, an organization that provides training and employment to refugees and others in need. Common Ground Farm teachers farm skills and at the same time provides fresh, conveniently prepared, local food products.