A new learning garden is coming to life at one Tucson elementary school.
Collier Elementary students worked with employees at Dole, Bashas and Food City to build a big school garden. Fifth-graders will make planting boxes and fill them with soil. They will work with fourth-graders to plant the seeds and seedlings.
Kindergarteners through third-graders will be in charge of decorating a large stake in the shape of a snail. They will also be able to plant their own herb garden to take home.
Each take-home garden will have different herb seeds and a small clay snail that resembles the larger one they decorated for the school garden.
The project helps students understand what it takes to grow local super-market produce. Students laid down the soil and planted the seeds.
The elementary school was randomly selected to get the Learning Garden from the "Captain Planet Foundation."