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Camp Kids Visit CTEC High Tunnel

General News, Parks and Recreation

July 13, 2018

On Friday, July 13, kids enrolled in the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department Summer Camp Now and Then enjoyed a visit to the Live Well Crawford County high tunnel at Southeast Kansas Career and Technical Education Center of Crawford County (CTEC). The high tunnel functions like a greenhouse, but sits on the ground, allowing produce to be planted directly into the soil.

Live Well community liaison Matt O’Malley gave kids a tour of the high tunnel and taught kids about how fruits and vegetables are grown. During the field trip, kids enjoyed harvesting and sampling the produce, and even took some home for their families.

Camp Now and Then provides fun, games, exercise and more for children, during the summer months and during the school year when classes are not in session.


Summer camp kids pose proudly with their high tunnel harvest


















Kids harvest veggies from the garden