Students from the Kemper Elementary School Garden, a program of the Mancos Conservation District's @Montezuma_School_to_Farm Project in Cortez, Colorado, also planted and harvested with the First Lady at the White House this year. With a strong indigenous and agricultural heritage, Kemper students learn classroom content through experiential education while using native seeds and practices and focusing on soil and water conservation. Christian, 9, who attended the spring planting and harvest, said, "I like having a garden at my school because I get to learn about all sorts of things outside. We learn about weather, what living things need to survive, how to cook, how to conserve water, and how Native Americans grew food a long time ago. In the classroom, I sometimes have a hard time staying focused, but in the garden, I feel more comfortable. I feel calm, and I like learning. The garden teaches me how to take care of things." Another student who came to the White House to help plant and harvest, Gael, 9, told us what he loves about his school garden: "My favorite thing about the garden is cooking and trying new foods. This year we got to cook quesadillas with vegetables from the garden, press apple cider, and make rainbow smoothies, soups, and salads." Sounds delicious!