Ashley, a junior at Life Learning Academy (LLA), a Treasure Island-based charter high school, has recently experienced a change of heart.

“I got garden class and I was like, ‘gross!’ But once I took this class I was like, ‘it’s so cool,’” she says from behind a row of spring plant starts. Ashley is excited and a little nervous; it’s her class’ first day selling at the Schoolyard to Market stand in the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco. Nonetheless, she’s eager to share her experience. “We eat everything in the garden at school–we just snack. Greens, mint, strawberries. I had no idea there were so many types of vegetables.” Read more