Colgan Students Begin Work on Community Garden Project

Published 04/25 2014 03:38PM

Updated 04/25 2014 09:35PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) An annual garden project kicked off at a St. Joseph school Friday.

Students at Colgan Alternative Resource Center started building raised beds for their community garden.

Grant money helps cover the cost of supplies like tools, a shed to house them and other items.

Volunteers work the garden during the summer months. Students will are responsible for planting the garden and taking care of it during the school year. They learn about responsibility throughout the process.  

"They really liked it," said Adam Lewis, teacher. "Some of the kids enjoy working with their hands, so it gets them out of the classroom doing practical things that they may use in the future."

Later this year, students and families will have access to fresh produce through Colgan's Community Cupboard.

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