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Students at Worthington Christian High School are sowing more than good deeds this spring as they pick up trowels and shovels to plant a new community garden.
Teacher Carole Galbraith said preparations for the garden began in the fall, with students, staff and parent volunteers cutting down trees, removing brush and pulling weeds.
“Our goals are to introduce students to the joys of gardening and watching seeds grow to provide our food,” she said. “We are also motivated because our food will supply the Grace Brethren Church Pantry.”
The students dug the garden and set up a fence April 23 during Service Learning Day.
Math students designed the garden plan and art students are creating steppingstones and other decorations for the garden.
Galbraith said the entire student body, grades 9-12, will work in the garden at times.
“We also have a core group of students who work each week in the garden,” she said.
Spring vegetables planted so far are onions, radishes, peas and lettuce.
“We have also just started our herb garden,” she said.