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Early Co. students get hands on agriculture experience

Students at Early County Elementary school are getting the chance learn about agriculture in the school's very own back yard. (Source: WALB) Students at Early County Elementary school are getting the chance learn about agriculture in the school's very own back yard. (Source: WALB)
The ground is set and teachers are anxiously waiting for the new hoop house. (Source: WALB) The ground is set and teachers are anxiously waiting for the new hoop house. (Source: WALB)
Tim Spooner, 5th grade teacher. (Source: WALB) Tim Spooner, 5th grade teacher. (Source: WALB)
EARLY CO., GA (WALB) -

Students at Early County Elementary school are getting the chance learn about agriculture in the school's very own back yard. 

Monsanto gave the school a $10,000 grant. 

The ground is set and teachers are anxiously waiting for the new hoop house.

Similar to a greenhouse it will allow students to plant all year. 

The hoop house alone cost just over $7,000. 

The additional money will be used for water, electrical equipment and other supplies. 

With the addition, the elementary school will have one of the largest gardening programs in the state.

"It gives our kids an opportunity to get their hands dirty and really get involved in what they are doing and put their hands in the soil, and see something being planted in the ground and watch it come up and grow," said Tim Spooner, 5th grade teacher.

Johnson Ebersole construction has agreed to pair up with students at the high school to do the construction at no cost. 

The actual construction will start on Tuesday and take three weeks to complete.

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