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Classroom Garden Helps Trotwood Combat Food Insecurity

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By Michelle Alfini

Northampton, MA --News Direct-- Quest Diagnostics

Cossey passes out samples from the garden to her students. (Photo credit: Michelle Alfini/ Spectrum News 1)
Cossey passes out samples from the garden to her students. (Photo credit: Michelle Alfini/ Spectrum News 1)

TROTWOOD, Ohio — In the corner of her classroom, towering over both her and her fifth-grade students, is the newest tool in Daniell Cossey’s STEM curriculum.

Just two months after its installation, greenery is already cascading from its walls as the class readies itself for its first harvest and the home-grown feast that will come with it.

A $50,000 grant from Quest Diagnostics covered the cost of the garden, curriculum, materials, and the first year of seeds, and Cossey said as soon as her students got planting everything grew quickly.

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