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Headland Middle School Gets a Garden


Headland Middle School has two tunnel houses, which are like a green house. Students are growing all sorts of vegetables.

The principal hopes it will teach them they don't have to rely on the grocery store for food.

"It's important to see that and if grocery stores were to shut down tomorrow we can grow it we can survive," said Kevin Sanders, principal of Headland Middle School.

Science students learned how to plant seeds and transplant vegetables.The garden is thanks to a grant.

"The RC & D approached us about producing and educating our students on where our food comes from it doesn't come from Walmart it has to grow and I was all about it because it gets our students out of the classroom," said Sanders.

Students jumped at the chance to get out of the classroom.

"I enjoyed getting out of class for the first thing and getting out of class and doing work and learning how to plant broccoli and mustard seeds," said 9th grader Hagen Brewer.

"I know if I'm sitting in a class if you can't show me how you can use it in your life why do I need to know it," said Sanders.

"I liked it because I got to learn where and how to make the plants and how they grow and stuff and how to plant them and I enjoyed it," said 9th grader TaNina Baker.

Students seem to be embracing the gardening.

"I think when I get old enough to have my own house and stuff I can learn how to plant food so I don't have to go out and buy it," said Brewer.

The school will sell the produce this winter.

They'll use the money to buy school supplies.

Teachers hope to bring this program to every school in Henry County.


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