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Students get hands-on knowledge in teaching garden - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 22, 2014

Students get hands-on knowledge in teaching garden

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 1:15 am

TEXAS CITY — On a cool, cloudy Thursday afternoon, a group of seventh and eighth graders from Blocker Middle School in Texas City shouted, laughed and got their hands dirty.

The students weren’t at a playground or a sports field, but instead were at a vegetable garden at St. George’s Episcopal Church they helped build and maintain. Tall stalks of corn shot up out off the rich soil, and onions, squash, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes and lettuce, among other plants, were growing in nine different boxes.

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