Pink Hill Elementary students get hands-on farming experience


Pink Hill Elementary has received a series of grants that is letting the students get hands-on farming experience.

It’s not a typical classroom. 

“We needed another resource class, so this was a class that they created for the children,” said Jennifer Grubs, who teaches the world view class at Pink Hill. “We learn about the world, but we also do a lot with planting and agriculture.”

In the class, students are getting  experience with more than planting.

“We received a grant through Bright Ideas and through Community Foundation, and so we were able to build this chicken coop,” said Grubbs.

EC teacher Chris Radford wrote in for the Bright Ideas grant to bring a different element to help the students socialize and teach them about life.

“The rabbit droppings;  we are going to use that as fertilizer and so it’s going to be all-natural fertilizer,” said Radford. “So Ms. Grubbs will be able to use it in her flower beds and in her plants that she raises out here.”

The teachers hope their students learn something new everyday

“This is something I don’t think that a lot of children get to do necessarily at home, and so to be able to do this at school is pretty cool,” said Grubbs. 

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