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Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for the first SCCPSS Community Garden Greenhouse

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday for Butler Elementary School’s Community Garden Greenhouse.

The greenhouse is made from donated wood and it was constructed by students at Savannah Technical College and painted by 21st Century Afterschool Program participants at Butler.

School system officials tell WTOC the project is just one of many ways local schools are trying to add to the learning experience by showing students the science behind growing plants and food.

"The kids will actually, you know, grow it, take care of it. They'll learn about cultivating and harvesting and they'll actually have an opportunity to cook and to eat what they've grown,” said SCCPSS Project Director Aldric Dekle.

This garden is the first, or "pilot" site, so school officials tell WTOC the next plan is to put a few more in at other elementary schools before moving onto middle schools.

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