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Learning by growing

In the picturesque seaside town of Riverton, west of Invercargill, a school garden is proving to be a fertile ground for the cross-pollination of learning, as Hollie Guyton and Rebecca Perez show here in words and pictures.  

At the edge of the third sports field at Aparima College, between a forgotten soccer goal and the river mouth, you will find the Aparima College School and Community Gardens. The gardens show the marks of teenagers: radish and carrot tops lying on the paths, the occasional footprint in the garlic bed, and a rather wonky line of broad beans. 

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Beautiful beetroot
Photos: Hollie Guyton and Rebecca Perez

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