A fruitful harvest

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By planting trees for a campus orchard, students at Deer Creek Elementary were also laying the seeds for an understanding in environmental consciousness, said members of Common Vision, a traveling tree-planting troupe that organized the lesson.

With holes already dug, students broke into groups and helped plant 18 young fruit trees on Friday, Nov. 18, at the northwest corner of the Deer Creek Elementary School campus, behind the baseball field.

They planted Gala apples, Osborne Prolific figs, Santa Rosa plums, Arctic Glo nectarines, Hachiya persimmons, Yellow Bell apples, pears and pomegranates.

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