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Addison Trail students plant school garden

Published: Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 7:40 a.m. CDT

ADDISON – Students at Addison Trail High School spent the summer creating a new garden near the horticulture greenhouse at the school.

Students in LINK 1 and LINK 2 summer school classes learned about the earth and how to stay healthy while tending the garden. They tore up weeds, bushes and grasses to prepare the area before planting carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, peas, pumpkins, beets, radish, peppers and onions.

Special education teachers and aides Jessica Sokolowski, Melissa Morales, Joanna Kulikowska, Teresa Carreno Estrella, Maryellen Marisie and Karen Pierropoulos came up with the idea for the garden. Not only does it provide fresh foods for students and staff, it also teaches LINK students work skills.

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