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Sowing a garden and growing a cherry tree in their new yard reaped great fun for PS 154 students, who celebrated Earth Day with a planting, a pomp-filled ribbon-cutting and a parade around their Windsor Terrace school.
The excited bunch chugged buckets of dirt into a dozen wood pits on April 22 to begin the first phase of their new sanctuary at the corner of 11th Avenue, between Windsor Place and Sherman Street, as part of the Green Team environmental program led by fifth grade teacher Melinda Fought.
“It’s a movement to help improve the recycling at our school, and make our children aware of how they can help the environment,” said Fought, adding that her green-thumbed goal was to involve students in “growing their own food, from seeds to the table.”
Kids put their green thumbs on hold to walk around the school with items crafted from recycled materials — including shakers made from bean-filled plastic containers, pom-poms crafted out of shredded newspapers and brown-bag hand puppets — for the second annual Earth Day procession.
Then, Mother Nature played her part and sent down a shower of rain — just in time to water the garden.