Going Green: Brownwood Vacation Garden School

Published 07/10 2014 12:18PM

Updated 07/10 2014 10:57PM

During the summer season some kids take a break from the classroom and a break from their studies. For others it's a chance to learn in a different setting.

According to gardener Daniel Graham, planting is related to the rhythm of nature. A key point he hopes to teach his students at Brownwood’s Vacation Garden School.

“Seems to be going well so far,” says Graham.

The program is geared for kids around the age of eight to twelve. Celise Lemmons is having a blast and couldn’t wait to come back this year in 2014.

"Super fun,” says Lemmons.

She loves being in the garden.

“I plan to grow tomatoes and vegetables and all that,” says Lemmons.

Attendance this year has doubled, going from only five kids in 2013 to eleven in 2014. Three of which are returning students.

"Hopefully they are going to have a good time and learn a few things too. There were a few, where mom just signed them up but no one seemed to be having a bad time,’ says Graham.

The program cost twenty-five dollars and includes a lunch, t-shirt, and workbook full of new and exciting information. Celise has her favorite part.

"Learning about the beans and the sunflowers,” says Lemmons.

And if everything goes like last year she is also excited about the water fight.

Taking a twist on vacation and a twist on school and bringing the classroom outside to the community garden.

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