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Students of Brown Middle School spent a portion of the afternoon Aug. 30 learning about organic farming from a team of staff members from Farmer D Organics and planting seedlings in what will become the school’s first student-run garden. Communities In Schools (CIS) of Atlanta selected Brown Middle School as one of two pilot sites for an exciting opportunity made possible through the Captain Planet Foundation.
A grant from the foundation is providing six raised plant beds; a variety of fall and winter seedlings and seeds; and a composter to the school. The garden project will be supervised by Kia Ginn-Siebie, Communities In Schools of Atlanta senior program coordinator at Brown, and will be maintained by Brown Middle School’s students. The faculty and staff of Brown will work closely with CIS of Atlanta, the students and parents of Brown Middle and the community to provide hands-on, experiential learning opportunities, including an urban farmer’s market that will be marketed and operated by students.