TOMAH, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Some elementary age students in Tomah are in the dirt-but for a good reason.
The students are learning about gardening, where their food comes from, and the benefits of eating healthy.
They are weeding, watering, and eventually harvesting what they grow in the garden at the La Grange Elementary School.
One of the teachers who organized the garden says the experience is a good one for the children on a number of levels. "It's the science of plants and how they grow. It's getting them outside, back to nature," says Karen Olson. "Letting them see where the food on their table comes from, and let them see the work involved with the garden and yet the payoffs when we get to harvest it."
Students planted broccoli, beans, cabbage, and corn.
Once picked, some of the food will go to the school, while the remainder gets donated to a local food pantry.
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