WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – Wheeling Jesuit University’s outdoor garden has produced a bountiful harvest this year.
The university says in a news release that volunteers harvested more than 550 pounds of corn, beans, peppers, broccoli, cucumbers, herbs and other produce. More than 160 pounds of produce was donated to The Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling and other local organizations.
Beth Collins is director of the Clifford M. Lewis, S.J. Appalachian Institute at Wheeling Jesuit. She says the garden’s popularity is growing and it has led to several programs.
Collins says the topic of “food justice” is now a central theme for all freshman year seminar students.
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