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Parrottsville youngsters dig in the dirt

Parrottsville first grader Caleb Delancy has his arms full of freshly dug potatoes from the
school's garden patch. Harvesting of the crop, planted last spring, was done Thursday, Aug.
Published: 9:14 AM, 09/10/2013 Last updated: 9:14 AM, 09/10/2013

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk


PARROTTSVILLE-The idea of "hands on" learning continues to receive much attention in the educational field, but Parrottsville Elementary's youngest students and their teachers have taken it a step further.

For the second year, students have planted a garden in late spring and harvested the produce when they return to school in the fall.

Money for the project has come from grants awarded by Tennessee Farm Bureau, according to Dr. Robert Vick, principal. "The first year we received $500," said Vick, "and follow up years will receive $250."

For more details, see Tuesday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk. 

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