Henderson schools to build gardens after receiving ‘Farm to School’ grants

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HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — Henderson Elementary School students are getting ready to roll up their sleeves and get hands-on experience in the garden. Thanks to the state’s only “Farm to School” grant, four schools in the city will have gardens.

The $88,000 grant to the City of Henderson will help fund and create hydroponic gardening systems at Robert Taylor, Gordon McCaw, Fay Galloway and J. Marlan Walker Elementary Schools.

Students will get hands-on physical science learning and learn how to operate a student-run farmer’s market.

The program starts this school year and provides free and reduced-price meals to children that are eligible.

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