Kendrick Elementary School garden gets makeover

Posted at 11:34 AM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 18:35:32-04

The garden at Kendrick Elementary School is getting a face lift this summer.

Dina Hoffman, a counselor at the school, applied to get a grant through the Waco ISD Education Foundation to renovate the garden. Hoffman, her husband, and her father, who traveled to Waco from Georgia, were working in the garden on Thursday morning.

"This is for the kids. And kids love to be outside and they love nature so this whole project is to benefit them and their education experience. So that's why we're here. It's for them," Hoffman said.

A walking path was donated by Central Crushed Concrete.

Hoffman and her family are removing old garden debris and building a new deck for students to be able to sit on.

"In a garden, you want hands-on experiences. So the kids will be up and moving around and planting and experiencing different things in nature. But in some point a teacher needs to have the kids sitting down so they can reflect on what they are seeing in the garden," Hoffman said. "So the deck serves that purpose." 

They are hoping to build raised beds on Friday.

Hoffman is looking for extra help. If you would like to lend a hand, they will be working on Friday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. They will start work again after school starts as well.

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