Students With Disabilities Growing Food for Local Cafe
GAINESVILLE - From seed to table - some local students with disabilities are growing food for a new café opening in Gainesville...and are growing their own real-world skills as they do.
Buchholz High School students are working with the Alachua County Public Schools' community based vocational education program...these students earning credit as their teacher says they learn how to work on a schedule and how to be accountable.
Ryan Sullivan, teacher: "What I tell the kids is as the food is growing I see them growing and they are doing more than just growing stuff they are learning job skills and they are learning how to communicate and about teamwork...all stuff that will help them with job skills.
The food will be used in sandwiches and salads sold in Cymplify Central's new café opening in mid november.
For more information on the Food Truck Rally happening on November 1st, click here. You can find more information on the vocational educational training on the bottom right hand corner.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the high school students.
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