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St. Sebastian garden continues to grow

10/17/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of St. Sebastian Parish School
WEST AKRON — The St. Sebastian Parish School Garden has created an outdoor classroom where students and teachers can come together for lessons and experiments on gardening, nutrition and science. Teachers from all grades have been able to incorporate this teaching space into their curriculum.

Another goal of the garden, in addition to its use as a learning tool, is to provide community members with access to fresh produce. All of the vegetables grown in the garden are donated to the Good Samaritan Hunger Center and used to support its free meal program.

Recently, the eighth-grade students worked in the school garden, shown above, to harvest vegetables they had planted as seed last spring. Carrots, beets, parsley and kohlrabi were picked and delivered to the Good Samaritan Hunger Center.

The students also checked out the flowers that grew over the summer in the Mount Vernon flower bed. The seeds from this garden were purchased by eighth-grade science teacher Betty Indriolo last spring when she visited George Washington’s home. To continue this project, the classes will gather seeds to use for planting next spring.

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