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California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

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Water, Weed, and Wait

When Miss Marigold challenges the kids at Pepper Lane Elementary to turn an unpromising patch of their schoolyard into a garden full of fruits, flowers, and vegetables, they know they'll need all the help they can get. Soon everyone in the community is lending a hand—including an unlikely neighbor with a soft spot for gardening—and it isn't long before peppers, zucchini, sugar peas, snapdragons, zinnias, and much more are growing and blooming. The book includes photos of students gardening in real school gardens and information on how readers can start their own school or home garden project.

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Edith Hope Fine

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