Petersburg Pilot -

Home and Garden Edition, 2014

Food for thought: School garden uses crops to teach science, life skills


Just behind Rae C. Stedman Elementary School a large garden teeming with life offers students and community members a new classroom for learning.

The School + Community Garden is comprised of a greenhouse, rows of raised beds that convert into hoop houses, a tool shed and planters fashioned from tires, crab pots and gutters now used to grow perennials, pole beans and strawberries.

The children's touches abound in the garden from hand-painted signs to the dinosaur figurines poured into round concrete tiles. The up-cycled tires take on a new life in vibrant tones of red, green and blue.

The g...

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