Student-run garden in Shawnee Mission

SHAWNEE, Kan. - Shawnee Mission’s culinary arts program is proving to be a growing opportunity for students.

On Tuesday, students and staff broke ground on the new Broadmoor Urban Farm. The garden features more than 60 types of organic plants and vegetables that will be used to prepare meals at the student-run Broadmoor Bistro.

Instructors said they’ve worked for the last three years to get the project off the ground.

“There was a missing component in our education. Being chefs, we need to be socially conscious about our environment and the food we prepare,” lead culinary instructor Bob Brassard said.

Once complete, the garden will also provide educational opportunities for students and members of the community.

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