Grant lets Seagrove Elementary students plant gardens

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. -- Second grade students at Seagrove Elementary have taken their learning outdoors.

As part of a $350 grant through Randolph County, the students planted four gardens full of flowers and produce.

Teacher Amy Turmel says just weeks in, the project is already a huge success. She and her colleagues have been able to incorporate curriculum covering math, science, reading, and writing.

The students work in teams to keep the gardens thriving. They are responsible for watering, monitoring and weeding each of the beds. The students have been writing in their journals to keep track of the progress.

Some of the students have gardened before. But for many others this is a first-time experience.

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