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Classroom in a Garden

If you’ve never seen asparagus except in the vegetable section of the grocery store, or if you’ve never seen an egg except in a cardboard carton, ow would you know where it came from? For many children, food simply comes from a supermarket…they never connect it with the land.

Not long ago, kids often learned about the cycle of life growing from seed, to plant, to fruit, and back to seed by working in the family garden. Today, even though they study it in school, many kids never really make that connection. But at the McFadden School of Excellence in Murfreesboro, students are rediscovering that link to learning by planting a garden of their own.

The result has been a harvest of both hearty food and scientific understanding. From show #2409.

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