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Warm Springs Intermediate School

Berkeley Springs, WV (Morgan County)

 

Elementary teacher, Christy Butts, has decided to take advantage of warm spring weather and Warm Spring's school garden classroom. Her fourth grade class spends two days a week in the high tunnel and school garden. Community partners Betsy Health, owner of Lot 12 Public House, and Amie Middlekauff Farm to School AmeriCorps member for Morgan County Association for Food and Farms assist Christy Butts' in the garden and high tunnel.

  

During the school's spring break, principal Dudley Cable, and volunteers: Laura and Mark Glascock, farmers from Glascock's Produce; Bradley Knotts, FFA Member; and Amie Middlekauff; helped build the raised bed for the new native plants science garden.

 

This high tunnel is leading the way for discussions into more local school gardens in the future. Teachers are seeing their students engage at a new level and the successes are worth the time spent learning in the dirt!

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