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The Farmer from the Fourth Grade

May 14, 2014

When it comes to our garden at Maple Street School in Rockville, CT, Rebekah couldn't be more enthusiastic. She's always willing to dig in the dirt, pull weeds, and haul wheelbarrows of mulch, plant seeds, and so much more.  Although most children who participate in our afterschool 4-H Garden Club love to get their hands dirty and be outside, Rebekah has taken quite the liking to the garden, and takes great pride in the work she has done there.  As someone who lives in an area that is classified as a food desert, this is extremely important. The garden has opened her eyes to the concept of growing your own food.  Just last week, while we were planting radishes, Rebekah exclaimed "I think, when I grow up, I'll be a farmer, so I can garden, but for a lot of people."  Obviously, this "dream job" may change a million times before she even reaches high school, but the fact that she connected food to farmers and farmers to food, is a huge step in increasing her and her classmates' knowledge about where food actually comes from.  We can't wait to see what else these wonderful students learn in the future.

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