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Students celebrate first day of spring in the garden

A garden plot seems a befitting place to celebrate the first day of spring - which is exactly where many Ada Givens Elementary School students spent part of their Thursday afternoon.

Ankle-deep in freshly-tilled soil, pupils filled holes with tomato, bell pepper and spinach seedlings. Assisted by Bella Frutta’s Loren Werth, the students also learned some facts about the produce they were planting.

“The cool thing about bell peppers is they always start out green,” and turn colors when left on the vine to ripen, said Werth, the general manager of the Clovis produce company.

Read the full story in Friday's Merced Sun-Star.

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