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Going green is elementary
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Students follow teacher for the day, Daron Joffe, locally known as Farmer D, manager of Harvest Lake Farm at Hampton Island Preserve. The elementary school students got to pick vegetables to make salads to accompany their lunches, as the toured the farm on March 12. - photo by Submitted
RICEBORO - Hampton Island Preserve, a private, upscale housing development off the coast here, helped teach graders from Savannah Country Day School where the food they eat comes from, the importance of healthy eating and a little about the ecosystem of the Georgia coastal area.
The lessons came March 12 as students toured Hampton Island's 40-acre Harvest Lake Farm, a self-contained, community-supported farm, which yields organic produce, herbs, fruit and flowers for the island's culinary department, residents and members. The farm also provides custom-blended products for its on-site, open-air Farm House Spa.
Developed by manager Daron Joffe, who the development calls a biodynamic farmer, educator and environmentalist, Harvest Lake Farm symbolizes the overriding philosophy of Hampton Island Preserve.

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