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First seedlings planted at Clay Elementary’s veggie garden

By Gary Lloyd

CLAY — The first seedlings were planted in Clay Elementary School’s new vegetable garden last week.

First-graders planted the seedlings and received a lesson on growing their own food from Hamilton Trimm.

“Many of these students don’t know where food comes from,” said Paula Cordes, the first-grade teacher who initiated the project.

Clay Elementary School
photo courtesy of Jefferson County Schools

Two McEnally’s Mercantile representatives and some parents assisted the children in planting the seedlings in the school’s vegetable garden and in planting seeds in newspaper pots that they took home. The students also played a game in which they matched the plant to a food they commonly eat.

The third lesson later in May will be on the “role of bugs” in pollination.

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