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A Real Life Lesson in Agriculture

By Kara Seymour
Newtown Patch

Newtown Elementary School is gearing up for its second year of Veggieville, an organic garden on the school’s grounds.

How do you teach children that food doesn’t actually grow in the grocery store?

You show them firsthand where it actually comes from by cultivating a garden, of course. And what better place for this real-life lesson than school itself?

Newtown Elementary School is gearing up for its second season of Veggieville – a 37-foot by 43-foot organic vegetable garden planted on the school’s grounds. Newtown Elementary School parents Kathy Skalish, Cheryl Gilmore, Rhonda Lichter, and Kim Burton founded the garden last year.

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