School garden teaches kids that vegetables are fun!
Planted in an area between two portable classrooms on the campus, the garden has provided teachers at the school the opportunity to bring lessons about good nutrition alive for the students. By helping plant, tend and harvest the vegetables the students have learned that vegetables can be pretty neat, and good to eat. And, this week, the school will accept a grant from the California Fertilizer Foundation, which will help the garden continue to grow.
WHAT: Students and teachers at Sierra Vista Elementary School in Clovis are growing a garden to teach students lessons about good nutrition and life science. On Thursday, the school will accept a $1,000 grant from the California Fertilizer Foundation to help keep the Sierra Vista Garden Gates Eco Center growing.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, 2005
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
WHERE: Sierra Vista Elementary School
510 Barstow, Clovis (at Barstow and Pollasky avenues)
INTV OPPTS: Elementary students will work in the garden, planting and watering plants and tending already planted vegetables.