Warren Tech students in Lakewood tend an organic farm for Squeaky Bean



LAKEWOOD, CO - MARCH 9: Noah  Luce, 17, plants kale at Bean Acres Farm in Lakewood, Colorado on March 9, 2016. For the past year, The Squeaky Bean Farm + Table restaurant in Lower Downtown Denver has worked in collaboration with Warren Tech High School in Lakewood to operate a farm called Bean Acres. The Squeaky Bean partner/chef/farmer Josh Olsen manages the three acres of organic farmland, which includes two 6,000-square-foot year-round greenhouses, working with Warren Tech staff and students. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

A roughly 3-acre plot of land on a hilltop behind Warren Tech High School has become the home of a student farm — a place that not only will grow food, but also, it is hoped, foster ideas about sustainable farming.

Dubbed Bean Acres, the plot of land is run by employees of Denver-based restaurant Squeaky Bean along with school instructors and students.

The farm operates as a laboratory open to culinary students, STEM and special-needs students who now have the opportunity to study food production as well as distribution and marketing, said Josh Olsen, co-owner of Squeaky Bean, who’s been hired as a full-time instructor overseeing farm operations.

Five local restaurants have agreed to purchase produce grown on site.

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