Lakewood teens learn responsibility from gardening

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Teen volunteers at the Lakewood branch have been hard at work planting and maintaining the library’s vegetable garden. 

In April, students from teacher Kathleen Anen’s Lakewood High School special education class cleared out a flower bed in front of the Teen Zone during their weekly visits to the library. They planted sunflower, zucchini, watermelon, string bean, and pumpkin seeds.

In May, after-school volunteers from the Lakewood Middle School and the high school planted 15 tomato and pepper plants that were donated by Lakewood branch’s Principal Librarian Eleanor Marquis. 

Over the past couple of months, SAIL volunteers have taken over the watering and weeding of the garden and are now enjoying the harvest of their fresh vegetables! 

Lakewood Teen Services staff and volunteers are already looking forward to expanding the project in 2014.

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