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School breaks ground on new vegetable garden

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Delta Garden at Harrisburg Middle School Ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Delta Garden at Harrisburg Middle School
Delta Garden Ceremony at Harrisburg Middle School Delta Garden Ceremony at Harrisburg Middle School

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) - The Delta Garden at Harrisburg Middle School will participate in a program to grow healthy produce in class.

The school, which is one of five in the state in the garden program, will join with Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute and the USDA to create a garden for students.

The district hopes the program will offer students a new way of learning healthy habits.

"They'll be coming out twice a week through their science class," Emily English with the Delta Garden Study tells Region 8 News, "they'll also be involved in after school activities and we'll have volunteer activities."

Delta Garden Specialist Ryan Norman says this garden program is beneficial in more ways than one.

"They're also getting outside. They're getting to work out some of that energy because they have so much energy, they have to sit a desk for 8 or 9 hours a day," Norman said.

The middle school will be able to hire a full-time garden specialist, who will run the class through the science department.

Work on the garden will start before the next school year.

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