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Eco-minded school now has orchard


by Rob Kuznia

With the help of a traveling nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable living, students at Monte Vista School on Thursday turned a large lawn area into an orchard with 20-plus trees.

Because of its reputation for garden-based projects, the elementary school in the Hope School District was among 45 schools selected by Common Vision to receive several trees and a visit from about 20 volunteers with the nonprofit group.

The students and volunteers planted a "fruit forest" including banana trees, orange trees, lemon trees and more. The lesson is meant to teach students about sustainable living.

The group, which showed up in a multicolored van that runs on vegetable oil, has also hit schools in Los Angeles, Oakland and San Jose.

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