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Greenwood Elementary Librarian Writes Children’s Book: Our School Garden!

Greenwood Elementary school librarian and gardener Rick Swann has written a children's book, describing the wonder of connecting with nature and the joy of growing and eating one's own harvest. Parents can pick it up now at local bookstores.

The Book Description

New city. New school. Michael is feeling all alone – until he discovers the school garden! There's so many ways to learn, and so much work to do. Taste a leaf? Mmm, nice and tangy hot. Dig for bugs? "Roly-poly!" he yells. But the garden is much more than activities outdoors: making school garden stone soup, writing Found Poems and solving garden riddles, getting involved in community projects such as Harvest Day, food bank donations, and spring plant sales. Each season creates a new way to learn, explore, discover and make friends.

The Author

Swann has been a gardener since he was 4 years old, picking asparagus and blueberries near his childhood home in New England. Now he harvests vegetables with his students from their school garden for the local food bank. Rick has been a presenter at state library conferences and gardening events. This is his first book.

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