Students from Ware Academy’s Summer Enrichment Program visited Ware Episcopal Church last Thursday to harvest vegetables from the church’s gardens to benefit the Bread for Life Food Pantry.
Nine students and two teachers spent the morning picking carrots and foraging the campus for blackberries. In all, 14 pounds of produce were taken to the food pantry for distribution.
The Rev. Scott Parnell, rector of Ware Church, shared with the students the importance of sustainable farming practices that the church uses. He also gave a lesson on the importance of generosity and compassion.
“Character formation occurs in self-reflection,” said Parnell. “By scaffolding a conversation, the principles of love and compassion take root deep in these children’s identity.”
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