Elementary School Students Plant Summer Garden

Fourth graders at Bennett elementary work side-by-side planting their own summer garden.

For the fourth year in a row, NDSU Plant science professors and college students mentored fourth graders on proper gardening practices.

The mentors taught the children about the process of seedling growth, and about the plants they will be growing.

It is a way to for them to learn hands on healthy practices outside of the classroom.

“They’re in tune with nature. Everything that we do is organic we don’t use pesticides. We don’t use anything. So they learn how to really do things that are healthy for the environment and healthy for themselves, ” said NDSU Master Gardener Anita Hofsommer.

The fourth graders will continue to tend to the garden over the summer. Once it reaches harvest, the produce will be used for soups and fresh salsa for the school.