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Students at Farmington Elementary School have gotten used to sorting out their food waste after lunch every day. They pour out excess milk, put compostable items into a bin to be composted, and throw away very little these days. More schools are likely to start the new program in February.

Elementary school has gone green

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Over at Farmington Elementary School, not all lessons are taught in the classrooms. Some are taught in the lunchroom.

Just over a month ago, FES went organic in the lunchroom. The food changed a little bit, but it's more a change in attitude - and a few utensils - that qualifies the school for its new designation.


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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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