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A Class Students Dig

From: Pat Maxwell
Series: January 2010 - Isla Earth Radio Series
Length: 01:30

Ever wanted to go organic in your garden, but didn’t know how? Well, students in East Palo Alto, California, are learning. Read the full description.

Inlay2_small Ever wanted to go organic in your garden, but didn’t know how? Well, students in East Palo Alto, California, are learning. In fact, they really dig the classes they can take to learn to design, plant and maintain their own organic gardens...

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Piece Description

Ever wanted to go organic in your garden, but didn’t know how? Well, students in East Palo Alto, California, are learning. In fact, they really dig the classes they can take to learn to design, plant and maintain their own organic gardens...

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Isla Earth is produced by the Catalina Island Conservancy with support from its Fund for a Sustainable Planet.