BC celebrates opening of Edible Education Garden

Jaspreet Multani, Reporter and designer


Bakersfield College celebrated the grand opening of the Edible Education Garden on Nov. 3. This garden will provide a learning space for students in the culinary arts, nutrition, and agriculture programs at BC. This will benefit students through the BC food Assistance program.

Executive Director for the Bakersfield College Foundation Cheryl Scott says the garden will also serve as a learning space for the community.

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Cheryl Scott, executive director of the Bakersfield College Foundation, speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for BC’s Edible Education Garden on Nov. 3.

“Students will learn the process of growing their own fresh food as they grow up, and then instilling those ideas in their families as they go back home,” Scott explained.

Scott says the garden will make a difference for BC students to get hands-on agriculture training.

She also mentioned that the edible garden will produce fresh food for the Renegade Pantry.

Scott concluded by saying, “You can’t learn everything you need to know about agriculture by reading it in a book, watching videos, and hearing people talk about it, you need to have hands-on. That’s what this project is for our students.”