Students at Lee Elementary School in Los Alamitos received a one-ton donation of vegetable gardening mix from Agromin, a premium soil manufacturer and green materials recycler. The school put the soil to good use by creating its own school garden.
Renee Keeler, Lee Elementary second grade teacher and avid gardener, spearheads the garden project. Keeler says that Agromin's all natural soil is the much-needed foundation for a healthy garden area. Already, students have planted a butterfly garden, and fruits and vegetables that they will ultimately eat. Vegetables include sweet peas, tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, broccoli and strawberries. Students are responsible for all watering and weeding.
A bed of sunflowers was planted and students will track their growth as part of their science program. "The students enjoy the hands-on learning experience and take great pride in what they are growing," says Keeling. "Students like working in the garden because they say the area smells good and they grow food that is good for them."
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