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BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) — East Arcadia School will use money awarded by the Toolbox for Education grant program to build a garden.
Lowe's Home Improvement store awarded the school $2,100 from the grant program for a project called "Learning as We Grow Green." The students will learn to prepare, plant and maintain an organic garden. Seedlings will be started in the new greenhouse that is being built as a part of the grant, according to Valerie Newton with Bladen County Schools.
Students will also learn about container gardening and gardening in small areas so they will be able to take these skills with them for life.
Science teacher Lisa Coley said, "We look forward to sharing Learning as We Grow Green with the East Arcadia, Carvers Creek, and Kelly communitites. We would like to thank Mr. Lorenza Graham for preparing our garden area."
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