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Home and Garden Edition, 2014

Sprouts program teaches gardening to youngsters


Mary Koppes / Petersburg Pilot

Sprouts program teaches gardening to youngsters.

The School + Community Garden that thrives behind the Rae C. Stedman Elementary School does so this year thanks in part to the first-ever Sprouts program.

Five high-energy youngsters participated in this summer's 10-week program, which was open to third through sixth graders and led by Christina Sargent. Garden organizer Mindy Anderson said she hopes to double the number of participants in next summer's program.

"Mostly the idea about the program was to get kids interested and excited about gardening," Sargent said. "They were a great bunch of kids and a lot of fun."

The Sprouts met three t...

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