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Woodlawn Elementary Garden

Woodlawn Elementary engages children in fun

and

educational exploration of gardening and healthy eating!

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See more photos by clicking on the picture above. 

Goals:

  • Children learn how healthy food is grown and to play a role in the food production process.
  • With time and investment, children are encouraged to be open to trying healthy, home-grown foods. 

The Woodlawn Elementary Student Garden has been in existance since 2017 under the support of the Cleveland County Childhood Obesity Prevention Committee, organized by the County Health Officer, Dr. Mark Attwood, UA Extension, Arkansas Farm Bureau, Whole Kids Foundation, and American Heart Association.  

September – October 2019 Activities:

Thursday, September 5, 2019 

Today everyone had a Spudtastic Sunny Day!  We had Sweet Potato Harvest day in the Woodlawn Elementary School.  All K-6 students participated in a schoolwide harvest activities.  Overall we had a total of 250 lbs of potatoes!  

Congratulations to the Fifth Grade for harvesting and Sixth Grade for planting the Sweet Potato garden with the most weight!  We are excited that both classes have a reason to celebrate along with all of the classes for having a successful potato crop this year!  Below are the total weights for each class.  

Grade Sweet Potato total weight
Kindergarten 30 lbs
First Grade 20 lbs
Second Grade 29 lbs
Third Grade 24 lbs
Fourth Grade 55 lbs
Fifth Grade 58 lbs
Sixth Grade 34 lbs

                                  

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A special thank you to the Cleveland County Master Gardeners  Mr. Lynn and Mrs. Irene Wooly, Ms. Donna Johnston and to K- 12 Cullanary Senior Regional Director, Ms. Taylor Sherrill,  who assisted  the Woodlawn Elementary School students and staff today while we harvested the school sweet potatoes.   

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To learn more about the Woodlawn Elementary Student Gardens, call the Woodlawn Elementary Office at 870-357-2211 or email LaDonna Spain at lspain@bears.k12.ar.us.  

Visit the U of A Division of Agriculture by clicking on the picture below.  

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