Students at Walker Elementary got to pull out their gardening tools Tuesday.
The students along with Mayor Doug Sprouse celebrated after winning the Learning Garden Grant.
They received the grant after winning the Project Learning Garden and Sustainable Initiative contest sponsored by Harps and other local sponsors.
Bob Eidenshink, regional sales manager from Dole Packaged Foods, explained why it’s so important for kids to learn the importance of gardening.
“They just go to McDonald’s, Wendy’s or any of those fast foods, and just think it just shows up,” Eidenshink said. “You got to find out how it’s grown.”