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SWOSU Students Help Youngsters with Garden

April 3, 2009

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SWOSU students (from left) Angela Morgan, Jessica Zucksworth and Heather Parten stand just outside the vegetable garden they helped establish with children in the Head Start program in Weatherford.

Several students in the Language Arts in Elementary class at Southwestern Oklahoma State University recently helped the Weatherford Head Start program establish a vegetable garden at the Head Start's headquarters.

Dr. Ann Russell, teacher of the Department of Education class, said the SWOSU students received brief gardening training in class and transferred their expertise to the real garden established by Danielle Shaw and Misty Carmin, teachers at the Head Start program. The SWOSU students and 36 three- and four-year old youngsters planted radishes, cabbage, broccoli, spinach, carrots and onions.

SWOSU students helped the children plant tulips and daffodils last fall and were excited about continuing their garden experience.

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