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Tucson school gets Learning Garden

Posted: 4:23 PM, Feb 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-09 23:23:37Z

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."