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Larkspur Sprouts plant fruit trees

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The Larkspur Elementary School spent Valentine's Day spreading love and dirt around their campus.

The Larkspur Sprouts Garden Club organized a tree planting and assembly with the help of arborist Rico Montenegro from The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation.

Students helped plant 28 fruit trees donated to the school through a grant from the foundation. The City of San Antonio donated mulch and DAP Construction dug the holes. The North Central Rotary Club donated money for supplies.

Montenegro spoke to students about the importance of fruit trees to communities around the world.

Students from third, fourth and fifth grade attended the talk then went outside to take turns shoveling soil onto the trees.

This is the first year for the garden club at Larkspur. Earlier in the school year, members planted vegetables in pots that will be transferred to a garden later this year.

The goal of the club is to promote healthier food choices early on in order to combat health issues.

Larkspur Sprouts plant fruit trees

Larkspur Elementary School students attend assembly to learn about the benefits of tree planting.

Larkspur Sprouts plant fruit trees

Larkspur Sprouts Garden Club organized fruit tree planting event.

Larkspurs Sprouts plant fruit trees

Club members start covering trees with soil.

Larkspur Sprouts plant fruit trees

Larkspur Sprouts Garden Club plants 28 trees on school grounds.

 

Posted on Feb. 14, 2013