At Ebinport Elementary, learning by growing

March 11, 2014 

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— Fourth-graders at Ebinport Elementary School in Rock Hill got out of their stuffy classrooms Tuesday to work in their garden.

Ebinport’s garden is in its third growing season. It’s run by garden coordinator and School Improvement Council member Kelly Sebastian and her husband, Mark. Students and teachers work to grow everything from rice to peas.

The point of the garden is to teach students to connect the foods they eat with the produce they grow. Carrots, spinach and more will be served in the school cafeteria. Sebastian also coordinates with classroom teachers to design garden programming that supports classroom curriculum in science, math, history and other subjects.

– Rachel Southmayd and Stephanie Marks Martell

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