Fourth grade teacher, Julie Szala, has a love for gardening and outdoors. For some time she has wanted to share this passion with her students and the school. Feeling this year was the year to do it, she was thrilled to be able to finally do so. Everything came together with help from Melissa Guilett of "15 Minute Field Trips" and Foss Science Kits. Under her guidance, her students found the perfect spot for a garden on school grounds just outside her classroom. They cleared the area and prepared it for planting during their recess time. As part of their science classes, the students started the plants inside in hopes of transplanting them outside. Yet something was missing - how to share this with the world and produce crops. This would take more time, money and effort. Mrs. Szala reached out to Cox Communications and was awarded a $1,500 grant to help. In addition, the families of her students eagerly agreed to tend the garden during the summer months when school is not in session. The harvest of crops and experience will no doubt be enjoyed by many for years to come!