We were so happy to be a part of the Heirloom Collards Project last fall. Collards are KING in the south; they grow well and a lot of North Floridians grew up eating them.   Even the slightly stinky cabbage-smell of collards cooking on the stove brings back happy memories of home-cooking to many southerners.  We tried three different kinds – William Moore, North Carolina Yellow, and White Mountain Cabbage Collard. Students recorded germination rate, plant vigor, yield, and finally taste. The tasting part was a great celebration of the whole experience! NC Yellow won by a hair, and  Metcalfe Elementary School students got a bunch in their Fresh Fruit and Vegetable bags this week!