Where there is a will, there is a way By Christi & Elizabeth Duque
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Seven little girls on a mission with one determined coach, equals one amazing new school garden. Greenfield Elementary, in Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD, welcomes the creation of its very first ever school garden. Thanks to the Destination Imagination or DI team led by Vicki Miertschin, a team of 4th and 5th graders, who call themselves Little Miss Sunshine Girls, sought out to complete a service project for their community. First the girls had to come up with a need. They focused on their own school and nature. The idea of creating a garden popped up. When the team asked about the possibility of creating a school garden, Principal Bragg was excited! She explained that she had been waiting for someone to ask that very question for some time. With the green light, the girls met with Mr. Steve Chaney from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and came up with an incredible vision for the project. All the needed materials were donated by The Home Depot, Tractor Supply Company and Living Earth, with Prime Landscape saving the day, delivering the garden soil. Their very own Greenfield PTA provided lunch for the entire work crew. On a cool Saturday morning in early February, the DI team and volunteers from the school and community, including a fabulous team from The Home Depot, came together to install the school garden. That day over twenty volunteers worked hard to contribute to the creation of the first ever school garden at Greenfield Elementary. When it was finished the girls were amazed at what they had completed. Elizabeth, Mallory, Allie, Sienna, Kaelee, Emily, and Averi all had done a wonderful job! These girls prove that where there is a will, there is a way. This new garden will provide an outdoor learning experience for the entire school.
Greenfield Elementary • 6020 Ten Mile Bridge Road Fort Worth, TX 76135 • P: 817.237.0357 • F: 817.237.5809
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