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Oak Hill Academy expands gardens around campus

Oak Hill Academy will be expanding its gardening program for students after receiving a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.

 


 

Assistant Principal Katie Ballard walks near a sunflower garden on Wednesday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. Ballard said last school year the kids had fun watching the flowers grow taller than themselves and then taller than their teachers. She said students will be surprised by how tall they are this year when they see them in two weeks on the first day of school. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Assistant Principal Katie Ballard walks near a sunflower garden on Wednesday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. Ballard said last school year the kids had fun watching the flowers grow taller than themselves and then taller than their teachers. She said students will be surprised by how tall they are this year when they see them in two weeks on the first day of school.

 

A watering can sits next to a pumpkin patch on Wednesday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. Twenty-seven pumpkins have sprouted in this garden. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

A watering can sits next to a pumpkin patch on Wednesday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. Twenty-seven pumpkins have sprouted in this garden.

 

A grasshopper sits on a flower on Wednesday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. This flower is part of a garden called “Where the wild things are” because the school threw wildflower seeds down and let things grow randomly. Teachers reference the garden when discussing the book “Where the wild things are” with students. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

A grasshopper sits on a flower on Wednesday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. This flower is part of a garden called “Where the wild things are” because the school threw wildflower seeds down and let things grow randomly. Teachers reference the garden when discussing the book “Where the wild things are” with students.

 

Flowers grow out of a crack in the pavement on Wednesday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. Assistant Principal Katie Ballard said this plant is called “Grow where you’re planted.” / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Flowers grow out of a crack in the pavement on Wednesday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. Assistant Principal Katie Ballard said this plant is called “Grow where you’re planted.”

 

A sign reading “Be Kind” can be seen behind a garden on Wednesday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. The school will be expanding its garden to add a greenhouse. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

A sign reading “Be Kind” can be seen behind a garden on Wednesday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. The school will be expanding its garden to add a greenhouse.

 

 

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