Students Dig Their New Garden At P.S. 276
Despite the arrival of cold winter weather, students at P.S. 276, at East 83rd Street between avenues J and K, polished their green thumbs last Friday during a beautification project right in front of their school. With the help of a local home improvement business and various horticultural programs sponsored by organizations outside the school, teacher Kimberly Petrella guided over 50 students as they eagerly spread soil and seeds. In addition to making the landscaping outside the school appealing and colorful, the program encouraged children to appreciate nature and learn the importance of community service. By spring 2012, the perennial plants are expected to grow and students will continue to learn about planting through the Project Green Reach program. Left photo: Petrella, center, with group of students; right: children help fill one of the gardens with rich soil.
Photos and text by Dara Mormile
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