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V.21 No.48 | 11/29/2012
Students sift compost for use in the garden at Escuela del Sol.
Christina Hartsock

Food for Thought

Fertile Ground

More than just plant life thrives in school gardens

By Christina Hartsock

On an unusually warm afternoon at Mountain Mahogany Community School, the fourth-grade class is working in a garden under the guidance of teacher Lisa Slavick. The campus feels like a little Eden tucked away from bustling traffic on Fourth Street; fruit trees, berry bushes, vegetable and flower gardens all burst with life.

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