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Wingate Elementary becomes home to a new garden

On October 15, 2011 Wingate Elementary became home to a new garden. The decision to create this garden was developed and organized by fifth grade teacher, Lauren Schexnider. Her purpose was to create a school garden that would develop into a butterfly habitat for migrating Monarch butterflies, as well as support a sensory and science exploratory area.

 It was a unified effort of members from the school community, namely Ms. Maria Truitt and Mrs. Jean Greenwalt; members of the Union County Master Gardener Volunteer Association, parent (Mr. Dickerson), and students (Mark Dickerson and Michael Streater).

During the event, an assortment of plants and flowers were planted, specifically crepe myrtle trees. These trees have many species and are native to the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Northern Australia, and parts of Oceania. For more

information about crepe myrtle trees, check out this link: http://www.crapemyrtles.com/flyer/USNA_CrapeMyrtlePoster.pdf

Written by: Eric Doan
Posted: Nov 01, 2011 by Eric Doan

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