Las Vegas valley students hold farmers market to sell their school-grown produce

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More than 600 Las Vegas valley students sold veggies, fruits and herbs Wednesday morning that were grown at their schools. It took place at the largest student-run farmers market in the country.

Hundreds of local 5th graders were getting hands-on experience at the market and learning about healthy foods and how to run a business.

The market wrapped up at noon but will be back again in the spring after they harvest their winter produce.

Las Vegas is home to the nation’s largest school garden and hydroponics program, according to Jeff Salzgeber with Green Our Planet, a non-profit that organized the school program. There are more than 200 gardens in Clark County schools.

The schools use raised garden beds and recycled water to make it as environmentally friendly as possible.

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