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Students Digging Into Garden Program

Posted 8/24/2017

By Pilar Martin

BURRTON—Students at Burrton Elementary will be getting their hands dirty in a couple of weeks. That’s because kindergarten teacher Christy Jones applied for matching funds to purchase raised garden kits and a worm farm for the school.

Jones said she used, a website for teachers only that matches funding with the classroom. The total cost was around $650.

Jones has already ordered the garden kits and the worm farm, and they should be in this week or next.

“There will be seven raised beds, and each class will build their own and decide what to plant,” Jones added.

Harvey County Extension Agent Scott Eckert was recently at Burrton, where he explained how to make the soil compatible for planting. Eckert also donated a bag of seeds to the school.  Jones said they received another donation of seeds from the local food bank.

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