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Growing Hydroponically at St. James

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The fourth grade students in Mr. Savicki’s class and Ms. Baker’s class at St. James Elementary School have been learning all about growing fresh herbs and vegetables thanks to their hydroponic gardens in their respective classrooms. The gardens were donated three years ago. The seeds start their germinate process in small pods as students observe their growth on the windowsill. They keep track of what’s sprouting before the pods go into the garden. This year, the classes planted kale, tomatoes, spinach, dill, green beans, cucumber, celery, Swiss chard and more. In year’s past, the students would have the opportunity to taste all the plants. This year, students are bringing home greens for their pets and helping to feed St. James Elementary School’s resident chickens.