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Farmers market, recycling drop-off events Friday to help special ed programs
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The San Joaquin County Office of Education is having a Farmers Market and Recycling drop-off event Friday to support the local special education programs.

Both are open to the public.

Students in the WorkAbility I program through the San Joaquin County Special Education Local Plan Area – part of SJCOE – will be selling produce grown in school gardens along with crafts made in the classroom in the parking lot of the Wentworth Education Center, 2707 Transworld Dr., Stockton, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Included are middle school, high school, and young adults participating in the cash-only Farmers Market. They’ll learn valuable skills such as preparing products for sale along with interacting with customers, according to organizers.

The Recycling event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Accepted will be recyclable bottles and cans along with e-waste items, tires, and mattresses. This service is being made possible by the SJCOE’s Greater Valley Conservation Corps.

WorkAbility I is a state program for those ages 12 through 22.

Students not only learn vocational services but – anyone ages 16 and older – are placed in paid positions with local employers.

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