Students grow veggies in Miami-Dade community gardens

  • Manuel Queiros sniffs basil leaves during a class at Twin Lakes Elementary on Thursday, May 1, 2014. The Miami-Dade School Board may lease 11 properties to non-profits to create community gardens. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • From left, Rayoni Green, Anagisela Davila and Manuel Queiros sniff basil leaves grown in their school garden at Twin Lakes Elementary on Thursday, May 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Hermann Leopold tends to the garden at Twin Lakes Elementary on Thursday, May 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • School children gather herbs at Twin Lakes Elementary Thursday, May 1, 2014. The Miami-Dade School Board may lease 11 properties to non-profits to create community gardens on underutilized properties. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Terrance Haggins and John Caballero tend to the school garden at Twin Lakes Elementary on Thursday, May 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Terrance Haggins, left, discusses photosynthesis with classmates John Caballero and Jisel Nuevo in their school garden at Twin Lakes Elementary on Thursday, May 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Teacher Alena Sheriff helps students in the garden at Twin Lakes Elementary on Thursday, May 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Teacher Alena Sheriff helps Celeste Bourjolly in the garden at Twin Lakes Elementary on Thursday, May 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Teacher Alena Sheriff helps students in the garden at Twin Lakes Elementary on Thursday, May 1, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF