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Stu­dents at Perl­win El­e­men­tary in Win­ter­ton cel­e­brated the con­clu­sion of their Lit­tle Green Thumbs project with a host of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing pizza mak­ing, paint­ing a pet rock and gym­na­sium ac­tiv­i­ties. It is a project de­signed to “help young peo­ple value the health of them­selves, the en­vi­ron­ment and their com­mu­nity through ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion in a class­room gar­den.” The stu­dents spent the year per­fect­ing their gar­den­ing skills as they grew their own toma­toes, green peas and squash in tiny class­room gar­dens. The grand fi­nale came when the chil­dren learned about milk­ing a cow with a life-sized live­stock replica, Moot­ica. Here, Sarah Pitch­ers gets firm grip on the replica’s ud­ders while Matthew Coombs looks on.

PHOTO BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER/THE COMPASS

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