Students building raised bed gardens in Auburn

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Alexis Simao, 10, holds two boards together as her classmate Audryanna Wilson drills pilot holes while building raised garden beds at Sherwood Heights Elementary School in Auburn on Monday. Students in the Community Learning Center after-school program have been helping teacher Bill Murray expand the school’s garden space. Students in the program do homework the first hour and participate in an enrichment activity for the second hour. Students made salsa with tomatoes and garlic that they picked from the school gardens and sold it to teachers to raise money for the school’s gardens.  (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Fourth-grader Meghan Webster, 9, uses a power drill as Gwendolyn Stoere stands by while building raised garden beds at Sherwood Heights Elementary School in Auburn on Monday. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

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Fourth-grader Eva Cote, 9, laughs with friends as teacher Bill Murray reaches for a tool while building raised garden beds at Sherwood Heights Elementary School in Auburn on Monday. Murray said a Farm to School Grant helped pay for the hemlock lumber students are using to build the raised beds. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Educational technician David Meserve helps sixth-grader Audryanna Wilson, 11, drill pilot holes while building raised garden beds at Sherwood Heights Elementary School in Auburn on Monday. Students in the Community Learning Center after-school program have been helping teacher Bill Murray expand the the school’s garden space. Students in the program do homework the first hour and participate in an enrichment activity the second hour. Students made salsa with tomatoes and garlic they picked from the school gardens and sold it to teachers to raise money for the school’s gardens.  (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Fourth-grader Meghan Webster, 9, puts her work gloves on before getting to work at Sherwood Heights Elementary School. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

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