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Going Green: Students Get The Chance To Go Green And Plant A Garden

Students at St. Johns Episcopal School in Abilene are getting their hands dirty and planting a garden this year.
Students at St. Johns Episcopal School in Abilene are getting their hands dirty and planting a garden this year.

"These kids are so excited about this garden,” says teacher Suzanne Casey.

"My favorite part was getting my hands dirty,’ says one little girl.

A while back a donor gave the school an opportunity to garden. The student helpers range in age from kindergarten to fifth grade. Suzanne Casey is one of their leaders. The garden is a new project for the student council. The master gardeners play a huge role too, dedicating a lot of their time to helping the students learn about going green.

"Everyday they greet me and say is this the day we plant,” says Casey.

"You really do need team work to help with planting," says Student Council President Marianna.

Each of the students takes their turn digging through the dirt and getting the plants ready for spring.

"After all the classroom experience, now we're out here actually planting a perennial bed,” says Casey.

Casey loves seeing the kids learn about science, going green, and planting, all while having fun at the same time.

"Even the mess is really worth it,” adds Casey.

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