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Elk Ridge green thumbs excited about how their garden grew

07/23/2014 06:19PM ● Published by Lev

Before the end of the school year, students in the first grade classes taught by Kathleen Conway and Shirley Hershey visited the raised bed gardens at Elk Ridge Elementary School to see how much had grown since they planted in March. This summer community volunteers will harvest the vegetables, which include spinach, lettuce, collard greens, mustard greens, radishes, and broccoli. Seventy percent of the harvest will go to local food pantries through the Chester County Food Bank. Food Bank staff helped students and teachers build and plant the first raised bed garden one year ago, and others have since been added. Anyone interested in volunteering may contact the Food Bank at 610-873-6000.

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