Sarah to the Rescue
The Benton Elementary School Garden didn't fare very well over the winter, the weeds did. Fortunately, Sarah Dexter, the Phys. Ed. Teacher and her six graders came to the rescue. This garden is a dream of Sarah's. She believes if children have the opportunity to eat healthy, they will develop good eating habits that will last for a lifetime.
Sarah also devotes much of her energy motivating children to get physical. She started a running club that is offered early in the morning before school starts to get children moving. The children run outside most of the time but on rainy days, cones are placed in the halls and the children get to run through the school. How many children can say their school allows them to run in the halls? It is quite a sight to see.
Once the beds were weeded, the child care children filled the beds with new soil, and compost which we purchased from the funds of this grant. Most of the beds are all planted and our pumpkin patch is growing nicely.
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