Pekin High School

Pekin, IA

Pekin Local Food Production

Pekin High School students are collaborating across subject areas to promote “from the backyard to the table” eating. This philosophy centers around providing healthy, fresh, and organic food options. Incorporating this idea into The Chicken Tractor Project, students are designing, constructing, and renting out portable chicken coops for use in the local community, providing customers with fresh, organic eggs laid by chickens. Students have also designed and maintained a successful greenhouse which they use to grow and harvest fresh produce.