Garden project motivates students to dig in | News
(WMC-TV) - Students from one elementary school are going home with some dirt under their nails and the pride of a hard day's work after planting the latest garden in the Shelby County Schools District.
Bethel Grove Elementary School students picked up their shovels and gloves to get busy during a Planet Day celebration.
"We try to do everything organically. No chemicals, we want everything to be done fresh," said farm manager educator Stephan Leonard.
Students started the process of growing fresh food in a teaching garden Friday. The boxes were built, and students did not hesitate to pour in the soil and dig into the project.
"I can tell a kid fruits and vegetables are healthy; they probably won't listen, but actually getting them out there to grow their own fruits and vegetables – they are willing to try those," said Leonard.
A big part of this project is about teaching healthy eating while at the same time using this garden for all core subjects, and learning that all great things need time to grow.
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