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Hands-on Agriculture Program Helps Trotwood Students Grow

By Aimee Hancock

Published 05-03-22

Submitted by Quest Diagnostics

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Westbrooke Village Elementary School STEM teacher Daniell Cossey stands next to the grow machine/tower in the classroom. Cossey is implementing agricultural education in her fifth grade classroom through the Green Bronx Machine program. JIM NOELKER/STAFF Image courtesy of Dayton Daily News

Originally published by Dayton Daily News

The Trotwood-Madison school district is implementing the GBM curriculum for Westbrooke fifth graders at no cost thanks to a grant partnership between GBM and Quest Diagnostics Foundation of New Jersey.

“Quest Foundation, in conjunction with Quest for Health Equity, committed over $100 million in 2020 to help reduce healthcare inequities in underserved communities, which were apparent in the midst of the pandemic,” said Quest’s Stacey Ingram. “The collaboration with GBM — ‘cultivating health equity,’ as we like to call it — meets the needs of youth and communities nationally. We’re proud to bring this program to Trotwood-Madison school district to empower these students to learn and grow nutritious food.”

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