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S E C T I O N 2 Schools March 10, 2010 ■ Stories about local schools, students and issues related to learning A LSO INSIDE C LA SS G UI D E 20 |RE A L E S TAT E 28 |C L AS S I F I E D S 24 fff A break in a recent school day at Sacred Heart Prep for seniors Jonathan Romero, left, and Matt Walter meant a visit with three manure-producing, pampas-grasseating campus goats. g ardening (to eat) at school By Dave Boyce Almanac Staff Writer Michelle Le Almanac Photographer Sacred Heart Prep wins right to prepare and serve campus-grown food A Web search for the sentence “I don’t like fennel” retrieves 4,600 hits. For mustard greens, 9,700. For radicchio, 1,200. Such sentiments were probably not felt by reporters and local officials gathered at Atherton’s Sacred Heart Preparatory High School on Wednesday, March 3, where all of these vegetables are grown in the school’s 6-year-old organic garden. Two of the vegetables — radicchio and mustard greens — were on the menu for breakfast. They went fast. The school had invited the visitors to celebrate its newly acquired right to prepare and serve campus-grown food, including eggs, a first for a school in San Mateo County. The Environmental Health Services Division gave the school the green light in December. With that recognition comes another: As of March 3, Sacred Heart is the first school in the nation to receive the top greenbuilding award, a spokeswoman said. The new Science and Student Life Center received a platiSee GARDENING, page 19 Drops of rainwater grace the leaves of a collard green plant in the 6-year-old organic and edible schoolyard garden on the campus of Sacred Heart Preparatory High School. fff March 10, 2010 N The Almanac N17

The Almanac 03.10.2010 - Section 2

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