DULUTH - Even though school is out for the summer, Cogndon Elementary kids headed to school on Saturday, to help start a garden.
Students, parents, teachers and volunteers worked on building 8 garden boxes on the schools property. The hope is to start a school vegetable and salsa garden, to teach students about sustainable living and healthy eating.
"It's a great way for kids to be uatlizing the learning opportunity out in the open in nature with hands on learning," said Renee Willensen, one of the leaders of the project.
The garden was made possible by local donated goods, and is partially funded by a sustainable state grant.
"I think it's really huge for a lot of the parents," said Becky Hartley, the mother of a student at Congdon Elementary. "People maybe don't have gardens at home, and they're going to be able to let their kids come to school and be involved, so it's a really big deal.