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February is a Good Month for Garden Planning

Kids in 39 Wyoming Public Schools STEAM  classrooms, 7 Team 21 after-school programs, 2 classrooms at South Elementary in Grandville, and 4 classrooms at Countryside Elementary in Byron Center, all planned their summer gardens in February.
They began by learning why planting a variety of fruits and vegetables helps protect the garden from being completely destroyed by pests and diseases. They also learned about companion planting and why some plants thrive when they are planted near each other.
The highlight was when we broke out the seed catalogs and the students were able to pour over beautiful images as they chose what they wanted to plant in their gardens.
With all of that planning and the enthusiasm of over 1000 kids, we are looking forward to some really great school gardens this summer!
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