Kids learn about sustainability at the Boise Urban Garden School

Posted on Nov 19 2019 - 10:21am by UOG

BOISE, Idaho — We’re going to the Boise Urban Garden School this week to meet our innovative educator.

Education, sustainability, community and growth are the values at “BUGS.”

Teachers serve about 10,000 kids at the school every year.

The Boise Urban Garden School called “BUGS” for short — is for everyone.

“We are all about reaching students, families, community,” said Pohley Richey, BUGS culinary instructor.

The main focus though is kids.

“It’s super-duper fun and I feel like I’m helping to hopefully invigorate these kids, hopefully empower, and teach them some good life skills they can use for the rest of their lives,” said Richey.

She teaches cooking classes where the students make simple dishes.

“Right now, we’re making our favorite foods from scratch,” said Mia, a student.

“We’re making ketchup, SpaghettiOs, granola bars, and other things that are healthy for you to eat,” said Aislyn.


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