PLANT CITY, Fla. (FOX 13) - Students from Robinson Elementary in Plant City are having fun and learning while picking strawberries on the campus of Turkey Creek Middle School.
"We are picking the ripe berries because if you don't pick the ripe berries people aren't really going to buy them," said Turkey Creek Middle School Student Nick Claussen.
Students from Turkey Creek's Future Farmers of America program are acting as mentors.
"Because in the future they can pick strawberries and they can know if they are ripe or not," said Claussen.
This mentoring is also planting a seed for the future.
"It's important because kids need to know where their food comes from it's not you know the grocery store has to get it from somewhere," said Allison Bender with the school's FFA program.
"When I was in kindergarten, I came over from Robinson and I was picking strawberries too," said Turkey Creek Middle student, Blaine Rowland.
It's a sweet lesson from one generation to another.
"Go outside, learn and most of all, just enjoy themselves," said Turkey Creek Middle student Joseph Dray.