Bronx school for the blind gives back to the community by hosting first Harvest Festival

Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx is giving back to the community in a huge way by hosting their first Harvest Festival. Plump tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and pumpkins are all ripe for the picking.

News 12 Staff

Oct 2, 2021, 12:42 AM

Updated 1,017 days ago

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Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx is giving back to the community in a huge way by hosting their first Harvest Festival.
Plump tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and pumpkins are all ripe for the picking.
The Bronx school wanted to take its garden to the next level.
Over several weeks, their backyard space was transformed with newly built vegetable beds.
With the help of their teachers, the visually impaired or blind students were able to reap the benefits of their harvest.
The vegetables cultivated there will not only be used in the school's cafeteria, but also at a nearby food kitchen.
News 12 walked side-by-side with the group as they walked several blocks to hand-deliver baskets of fruits and vegetables to workers at the Saint Luke's Food Pantry.
The neighborhood pantry is now open daily to meet the growing need in the community because of COVID-19.  


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