We officially launched our BRAND NEW Gardening & Culinary program on October 1, 2020!
Villa del Rey Creative Sciences and Arts Magnet School will be the first school in East Baton Rouge Parish to be involved in a program on this large scale. The students, staff, families and community will all play a role in fulfilling the vision of being prepared, productive and purposeful.
This innovative program will allow our students to re-connect to how food is truly grown in the right way. The perspective of food will change the kids' lives for forever. Most kids and people in general associate food with the grocery store. This will change with the our new and exciting program. This program will allow us to “Grow Gardens while Growing Kids.” After planting, growing, and harvesting their own food, the students will take those crops into our state of the art mobile kitchens to cook healthy and nutritious meals. In addition to these meals, the students will be able to produce their own products from these crops. They will market these products to the community to raise funds for the school.
The knowledge and experiences will help students to gain practical and intellectual knowledge as it relates to agriculture and business while incorporating the school-wide STREAM theme.