The below article appeared in an October 2017 issue of the
welding students gave the kids at Moss Haven Elementary a cool reward for their hard work growing their own food.
The welding students took drawings of vegetables by the Moss Haven students and created life-size metal vegetable sculptures. The sculptures were installed at the Moss Haven Farm on Oct. 19.
Welding program director Byron Zarrabi said the students enjoyed working on the project because it allowed them to give back to the community. The welding students work on their projects at DCCCD's Bill J. Priest Institute in downtown Dallas.
"Watching the kids' reactions when we installed our larger-than-life pieces – recreations of a potato, a piece of broccoli, a strawberry, a carrot and an onion – was absolutely priceless," said Byron Zarrabi, the welding program's director.
The Cedar Valley welding students have also made metal sculptures that have been put on display at the State Fair of Texas.
The Moss Haven Farm in Dallas is part of Moss Haven Elementary School in Richardson ISD. "Farmer" Kim Aman teaches the students the value of growing their own food and how important it is to work together.
The farm was created in 2012. It has also been recognized as an American Heart Association Teaching Garden and is now a United Way Healthy Zone School.
For more information, contact Zarrabi at
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