TROY, N.Y. -- Troy High School students learned about food waste management systems as part of the Vermicomposting Experimental Classroom Education Project.
The group travelled to the Capital District Community Gardens, which is an urban farm. Organizers say the field trip is all about helping students learn in a new way.
"Students learn in all different ways and it's great to have hands on opportunities for them to interact with nature and vermicomposting is another way that they can experience the organic world in a hands on way," said Amy Klein, Executive Director of Capital District Community Gardens.
The project is a yearlong program that gives underprivileged youth the chance to work on the farm while earning school credit.