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Minnesota Commissioner of Education visits with Master Gardeners at school garden

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MDE June 24 2013 008 5x7.jpgJune 24, 2013 - Commissioner Brenda Cassellius of the Minnesota Department of Education, visited the Woodland Elementary School Garden in Alexandria, MN. The garden and the youth gardening program is a community partnership with District 206 Food and Nutrition Services, Woodland School, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners in Douglas County, 4-H, and the United Way Target Volunteers.

During her visit, Cassellius met with summer school age childcare (Compass) children to learn how the children care for the garden. She also met with Master Gardeners Diane and Steve Henry (pictured here). Organized by the Master Gardeners, lessons in gardening as well as harvesting, weeding and watering are provided five days a week. The produce grown is served for meals to the children with extra produce donated to the United Way's combat hunger campaign. Read more ....


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