Eagle Creek Elementary summer camp students select vegetables that were grown at the school this past year. A garden was grown at the school to teach students about the growing process. (Contributed photo)

Eagle Creek Elementary summer camp students select vegetables that were grown at the school this past year. A garden was grown at the school to teach students about the growing process. (Contributed photo)

School garden reaps rewards for summer camp kids

Students attending summer camp at Eagle Creek Elementary School in Arlington got to keep some fruits of their classmates’ labors. Students took home bags of vegetables this summer thanks to a school garden created during the 2017-18 school year. Students started plants from seed, transplanted the starts and cared for the garden while school was in session as part of science and social studies classes.

The garden was started with a mini grant from the Arlington Education Foundation, which paid for a greenhouse, seeds and 10 yards of topsoil.

“The garden will be expanding this year so our students have more opportunities to learn,” Principal Bethany Belisle said.

Learn more about the Arlington Education Foundation — which plans a Route 2 Wines, Brews & Cruisin’ fundraiser on Sept. 28 — at www.arlingtonedfoundation.org.

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