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School Garden Day is observed, as kids become “plant scientists”

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Students all over Wisconsin are spending part of Thursday learning about plants and gardening, as part of the third annual “Wisconsin School Garden Day.” 

Hamilton School in La Crosse invited city and state officials, along with leaders of the school district, to learn about gardening along with the kids. 

Bonnie Martin from the GROW program in the La Crosse district says many children might not know much about where their food comes from, so they’re learning about the anatomy of a seed, and how plants get energy.    

The state has more than 800 garden sites operated by schools, where students get hands-on experience in producing food.  

The Wisconsin School Garden Network says gardens located at schools have given kids a chance to learn in-person during the past year, when many classrooms were closed because of the pandemic.     

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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