School gardens grow students with heart

By Matthew McCully

There must be something special in the soil around schools. In the last few years alone, this reporter has seen several school lawns transformed into lush gardens. In many cases, all it took was an idea and a call out to the local community and ta-dah, raised food beds at Pope Memorial, a not-so-secret garden at Knowlton Academy, a full on living school at Cookshire, stone soup harvest celebrations at Princess Elizabeth, just to name a few. With school staff and local communities leading by example and lending their time and resources to these projects, the benefits to the students go far beyond the food provided by the gardens. See full story in the Wednesday, Feb. 12 edition of The Record.

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