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If you build it, green thumbs will follow

May 24, 2019 GMT

Knowledge gained in the classroom gave Challand Middle School students the edge when they went outside Thursday. Eighth graders used math and geometry skills to measure and calculate the amount of soil needed to fill garden beds they built. The soil – dredged and donated from a student’s pond – was packed into the garden beds to make the perfect outdoor classroom. These garden beds will be used by the school to grow a variety of vegetables including tomatoes, peppers and green beans. Over the summer, volunteer students will put their green thumbs to the test to ensure the plants are well cared for. And when school resumes in the fall, students will be able to taste the fruits of their labor.

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– Photos by Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com

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