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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Local School Gets Beautiful Garden

By Tara Herrschaft WCTV Tallahassee Woodville Elementary is turning the outside of the school into a beautiful butterfly garden, with native plants, and two outdoor classrooms. The school received a grant from the Florida Wildflower Foundation and help constructing the garden from the FAMU School of Architecture. The wildlife garden's main purpose is to serve as a helpful learning tool. "So that way it ties in with what the children are learning in the classroom in terms of ecosystems, natural systems, plants, animal cycles, and so this really becomes like a living lab," said Matthew Powers, an Assistant Professor at the FAMU School of Architecture. Construction should be finished in the next couple of weeks. And on September 26th, the children will complete the garden by planting wildflowers all along the front of the school.

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