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Hard work of gardening


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton

Miranda Ahredt and Morgan Jaggers place netting around one of the raised garden beds they planted to keep rabbits from eating the vegetables. The Hands for Growing group meets every Wednesday to continue their gardening and learning efforts.

Gardening is hard work - especially after a rain like Sidney had this week. It's muddy and messy, and sometimes best laid plans can be thwarted by weather or pests, but the benefits of gardening for kids are many. Through gardening, they learn responsibility, cause-and-effect, and a greater understanding and appreciation for nature and its workings.

Hands for Growing is a local program in Sidney committed to helping teach students benefits of what hard work can produce, not only in the soil but in their lives. The Doves program, pairing with Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, founded the pro...

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