Southold students and community members gathered Thursday morning for the district’s first garden expo featuring vegetables they’ve grown and displaying information about environmental sustainability practices.
New York State Board of Regents member Roger Tilles visited the expo to learn about how the garden teaches students about math, science and arts.
Mr. Tilles, who lives in Great Neck, said he is the only member of the Board of Regents who currently has children attending public schools. He’s also retired from his former profession as a lawyer and said he spends a lot of time in the field meeting with educators and finding out how the Regents’ decisions affect them.
The Network of Edible School Gardens, which represents more than 20 East End school gardens, local farmers and neighboring school officials also attended the event.
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