School breaks ground on outdoor classroom

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by DAVID SCHECHTER / WFAA-TV

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Posted on January 29, 2010 at 5:56 PM

DALLAS - A North Texas non-profit broke ground on its 66th school garden, and it may just be a groundbreaking moment for a student at Sanger Elementary in Dallas.

"Some of these kids don't know where vegetables comes from besides just the grocery store,” said Marissa Muntz.

They will soon have an outdoor classroom from which they can explore the natural world around them.

“Math, science, history, measurement, singing writing - they can do everything outside in a live environment,” said Nancy Payne, with REAL School Gardens - a Fort Worth non-profit that planted 19 new gardens this year.

Donated labor from students and DISD employees lower the costs and builds support.

"It makes the books come alive,” Payne said.

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