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Student honored for colossal cabbage

February 5, 2014

ELKINS — A local student has been awarded a $1,000 savings bond toward her education by the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program....

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Heresmy2cents

Feb-12-14 9:11 PM

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Heresmy2cents

Feb-08-14 1:00 AM

Yeh i know, right? The organic ones taste better.

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Heresmy2cents

Feb-08-14 12:17 AM

No, I think I like mine better. Now sit down, and eat your cabbage!

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WideAwake

Feb-07-14 5:06 PM

I agree with you, Heresmy2cents! Oh, and I like cabbage, too!

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Heresmy2cents

Feb-07-14 12:15 AM

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

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Heresmy2cents

Feb-07-14 12:08 AM

I copied this from the Bonnie plants website:

In 2002, Bonnie Plants started the 3rd Grade Cabbage Program with a mission to inspire a love of vegetable gardening in young people. Each year, we distribute more than one million free cabbage plants to 3rd Grade classrooms across the country*. As part of the program, Bonnie Plants awards a $1,000 scholarship to one student in each state. Teachers submit a class winner and a child is chosen via random drawing by each state’s Director of Agriculture. Why a cabbage? It was the first plant sold by our company in 1918. The cabbages are the O.S. Cross variety, which is known for producing giant, oversized heads, making the process even more exciting for kids. Some kids have grown cabbages weighing more than 50 pounds!

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Heresmy2cents

Feb-07-14 12:06 AM

True, while cabbage does get tougher as it matures. I think the whole point here was to teach the students to grow a healthy head of cabbage while at the same time giving them a sense of accomplishment. Little things like this make a lasting impression on a child's life. It's also a healthy competition where there was only one award winner. My hat goes off to the Bonnie plant company for donating the cabbage plants.

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Heresmy2cents

Feb-06-14 11:18 PM

I like cabbage

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TruthSeeker

Feb-05-14 9:48 AM

The whole point is missed in these folks growing the 'biggest' vegetable. As all real farmers know...the bigger they are, the WORSE they taste. Bigger NOT better! The veggies are tough and have no taste. So really, these are just 'contests' that are meaningless.

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