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Another school garden sprouts in Tampa Bay

B4s_gardens020809_55905c Maybe this is a way to boost anemic FCAT science scores.

The Sustainability Club at St. Petersburg College is teaming up with educators at High Point Elementary in Clearwater next week to prep ground for a garden that will teach kids about nutrition and give them hands-on botany and biology lessons to boot.

High Point is just the freshest bud in a growing school garden movement, which includes a handful of schools around Tampa Bay. If the garden at Lakewood Elementary in St. Petersburg is any indication, High Point can expect engaged kids - and happily packed PTA meetings.

- Ron Matus, state education reporter

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:25am]


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