Teaching gardens throughout the state are getting kids shoveling dirt, planting seeds, and tending produce.
At Hayward Elementary school in Sioux Falls, about 650 kids take turns ranking weeds and planting tomatoes in raised beds outside the school. Each of the beds has a theme. One is called the “monarch mania” bed filled with plants to attract butterflies. Another is the “salad bar” that has lettuce, spinach, kale and different greens.