Students, volunteers work to maintain garden

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Some students who attend an after-school program in Highbridge have been getting some help from volunteers to maintain a garden.

The students from Whedco's after-school enrichment program at P.S./M.S. 218 and others got some help from volunteers with Rebuilding Together and other organizations to ensure the space for them to learn and continue to grow.

The garden provides fresh fruit and vegetables for the local community, and serves as a way for kids to learn hands on about "food justice" and gardening.

On Wednesday, the volunteers worked on planting more flowers and also laid down a new foundation for a greenhouse.

Organizers say coming together like this is their purpose.
 
"We came out here and it was fantastic. Raised beds, vegetable gardens, kids can start to learn about where their food comes from and so this how, we found them, they found us,” says Terry Scott, the construction director for Rebuilding Together.

Organizers hope the garden will be open year-round for the students, including this summer.

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