Russellville garden project

Students in the Cole County R-I Preschool class recently helped teacher Ann Brennecke accept a $500 WeCan Garden Grant from Cole County Health Department representatives Mary Telthors, left, and Teresa Wertman, right. Children pictured from the left in the front row are: Brylie Kilson, Brody Young and Beau Young; middle row: Lula George, Joe Strobel, Karleigh Grayson, Gabriel Steenbergen and Caden Farris; and back row: Matayah Steinman-Bush, Erin Broker, Xander Gipson, Colton Smith and Grant Smith. submitted photo

Students in the Cole County R-I Preschool class recently helped teacher Ann Brennecke accept a $500 WeCan Garden Grant from Cole County Health Department representatives Mary Telthors, left, and Teresa Wertman, right. Children pictured from the left in the front row are: Brylie Kilson, Brody Young and Beau Young; middle row: Lula George, Joe Strobel, Karleigh Grayson, Gabriel Steenbergen and Caden Farris; and back row: Matayah Steinman-Bush, Erin Broker, Xander Gipson, Colton Smith and Grant Smith. submitted photo

RUSSELLVILLE — Horticulture and agriculture classes at Cole County R-I High School will help the elementary preschool class set up an edible garden this spring.

The Cole County R-I Elementary H.U.G. (Helping Us Grow) Preschool Program recently received one of two $500 WeCan Garden Grants through the Cole County Health Department, to support nutrition education and physical activity.

Raised beds will be assembled and filled in the school’s future courtyard this spring. Then, the preschool class will plant, tend, harvest and eat produce from the garden.

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