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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Grade school gardeners get ground ready for growing season


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

From left: Jenna Meissner, Lynnea Harrison and Charlie Nelson work the soil in one of the garden beds at the Evergreen Elementary School garden last Friday. The three sixth graders returned to help the fifth graders prepare the grounds for seed planting this week.

How does their garden grow? It's elementary, dear reader.

Last Thursday, fifth and sixth graders gathered at the Evergreen Elementary School garden to prepare the soil for planting, growing and ultimately harvesting.

Tracey Martin's fifth grade class has been learning the science behind growing, along with some math and other lessons. Finally, they were able to put some of that education into practice as they cleaned the garden, which runs along Bennett Street in front of the school.

The class was joined by Julie Williams' sixth grade class, which tended to the grounds last school year.


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