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Sixth grader Na’veha Alexander said she wasn’t new to the dirty work because she’d helped grow flowers, potatoes, tomatoes, and strawberries at home.

“Growing plants takes a lot of hard work. I’m glad we can do that in school because we can really get our hands dirty, ”she said.

Less than three minutes later, Alexander called to her teacher: “Can I wash my hands?”

By far the most technical issues concerned the natural irrigation system being developed for the sloping section of land bordering Whitman’s parking lot.

The design comes from “permaculture” – an agricultural ecosystem that is supposed to be sustainable and self-sufficient. The special technique of digging a trench, known as a “bio-swale”, and piling up the excess soil to form a raised berm next to it, is designed to limit erosion and, above all, to catch the rainwater and its runoff in the soil to at least maintain maintenance .

In addition to a berm, the students planted apples, figs and blackberries as well as seeds for ground cover made from winter wheat, clover, radishes with purple tips and sugar beets. Boxley’s nonprofit will raise funds to plant the four or five other berms that have already been built over the years to come and to add other types of fruit trees like pears and cherries.

Sixth grader Danavious Williams had a lot of questions because he was concerned about the plants and trees he put in the ground on Tuesday.

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