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Hurley 5th graders harvest school garden


October 2, 2019

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Fifth-grade student Camryn Gresham braces herself as classmates Destiny Clark, Brenden Aukee, Dylan Hippenbecker and Maddee Hewitt toss the potatoes they picked into the crate she is holding in the Hurley K-12 School garden on Tuesday. Their teacher, Laura Lund, in back, reminds the students not to bruise the vegetables they will be making into a meal.


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HURLEY, Wis. - A group of Hurley K-12 School students were given permission to get their hands dirty on Tuesday as they harvested the section of the school garden they planted last spring.

Two classrooms of fourth-grade students planted potatoes, carrots and dill in the school garden at the end of the previous school term, when it was maintained over summer by the 4-H Club's "Green Team," said Deborah Leonard, the FoodWise Educator for Iron County UW-Extension. Now those same 44 students as two fifth-grade classes are picking the plants and mak...

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