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NOVATO ADVANCE

By COREY PRIDE

Common Vision partners with Novato school to plant fruit trees

What child doesn’t love playing in the dirt?

At Lynwood Elementary School the common childhood fondness of getting dirty is being fostered into a lesson on growing your own food and helping out your fellow man.

Last week the Lynwood Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association partnered with California-based Common Vision to assist second- through fifth-graders in planting a fruit orchard on campus, adding to the school’s garden area.

“This is the very first fruit orchard in the Novato Unified School District, and hopefully the first of many,” said Gretchen Schubeck, Lynwood PTA president. “Schools are such a wonderful place to educate children about the importance of eating healthy food.”

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