Woodland Students Learn To Grow

The students of Woodland’s room 208 expect to return to classes after the holiday break to find new friends waiting for them: little plants growing from seed they planted.  Liane Allen, an educator with MSU Extension and 4-H, has spent a few hours each week teaching the students in Woodland room 208 about growing, harvesting — and eating — fresh food. Liane helped the classroom plant two raised gardens outside Woodland this past spring. Their latest project is planting a “tower garden,” on loan by Port Huron Township’s Debbie Shinavier. The vertical garden structure keeps the plants moist as they grow without traditional soil.  Room 208 teacher Michelle Ebmeyer says the venture has been good for everyone. “The kids love it when she comes in. They’re very, very attentive. They also get to try the different things we grow.”