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Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013 12:01 am

The Master Gardeners, working with the Mohave County School Gardening Program, has begun teaching young students at the Calvary Christian Academy, 1605 McCulloch Blvd S. The lessons will continue until May 8th.

The Ag-in-the-Classroom program is funded by the University of Arizona, Mohave County Cooperative Extension Office and the Mohave County School Superintendent's office.

The program locally is headed up by Nina Brackett, Kingman. Brackett said "the students learn planting and responsibility as they care for their plants. Self-esteem and an appreciation for our land and nature can be enhanced as the students see their plants flourish. Nutrition also can improve as they try different produce fresh from their own garden."

It is anticipated by the University of Arizona's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences that the program will expand as other teachers participate in the hands on training. Lessons include what plants need to grow; soil amendment; transplanting; plant charts; composting; seasons and vegetables.

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