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Morningside Elementary students pick last harvest of 2016

Tydarious Campbell and staff working on the garden (Source: WALB) Tydarious Campbell and staff working on the garden (Source: WALB)
Tydarious is in Marcus Wise's 5th grade class (Source: WALB) Tydarious is in Marcus Wise's 5th grade class (Source: WALB)
Radish (Source: WALB) Radish (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Kids picked one last harvest from the learning garden at Albany's Morningside Elementary before winter break.

They gathered kale, collared greens, radishes and more Tuesday afternoon.

Morningside is one of a several Dougherty County schools that grow fresh produce that kids end up eating at lunch.

"If you teach a man how to fish, he'll eat forever. We want to teach the kids where the food comes from so they will know what they're doing and what they;re eating. So if anything comes up, they will know how to take care of themselves," said Dougherty County Schools Nutritionist Ronald Bell.

"Every day we come out and water them. We also make sure there are no ants or bus on them. We also clean them out," said 5th grader Tydarious Campbell.

The nutritionist expects to return for another harvest in February.

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