School Gets Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden

7:35 PM, Apr 30, 2013   |    comments
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Two years ago students at Lindsey Elementary School in Warner Robins started their garden. On Tuesday, the kids unveiled a colorful new addition: a butterfly and hummingbird garden.

The garden will act as an outdoor classroom, teaching students about the hummingbird and the lifecycle of the butterfly.

One student says to attract these creatures, they added colorful plants.

Students have also planted dill, tomato and greens in the garden. 

Third grader Antonio Busby said he loves being a gardener. He enjoys teaching others because it will allow them to grow their own garden.

"You don't have to go to the store and buy it. You can just plant it and the next thing you know, you'll have food," said the garden club member.

Busby's best friend Caden McIver is also a club member. His favorite plant is the dill. "It's what they use in pickles, dill pickles and I like pickles," said McIver.

McIver said if he wasn't helping out at the garden after school, he'd be sitting at home, bored.

Garden supervisor Gail Chitaroon said the club has big plans for next year.
"We plan to expand our garden four times what it is now, so that we can have fruits and vegetables to send home to the community each time it comes into season," said Chitaroon.

Chitaroon says they always welcome volunteers to help out.

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