Coming up green

During the summer, families sign up to maintain the garden for a certain period of time, said Life Science Teacher David Lendrum, who was helping with the harvest Tuesday.

"It's kind of a community get together," he said.

The value of homegrown food is not lost on the students who lend a helping hand, many of whom said they are working to make their own gardens at home. 7Th-grader Camirr Sanders said he likes knowing his food is free of chemicals and pesticides.

"Being environmentally friendly like this, it's good," he said. "It pays to be organic."

The garden at the Middle School is not the only one in the BC district. In fact, most the elementary schools have their own plots and in most schools there is some equivalent to the Garden Club. Warford said he hopes to bring all the garden coordinators together for a meeting soon, where they can discuss techniques they use in their respective gardens.""

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