Alternative Service Experience 2015: Jones Valley Teaching Farm, Birmingham, Alabama

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    Senior Sara Chico and senior Sana Chaudhri work on the satellite learning farm at Glen Iris Elementary School in preparation for a tour for the Newman’s Own Foundation.

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    Appalachian students spent time weeding the planting rows. With this and other chores, the students saved the farm 400 hours of labor and helped to meet planting deadlines.

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    Freshman McClory Sheppe waters newly planted flowers on the playground at Glenn Iris Elementary.

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    Freshman Katie Trimble takes a break from painting fence posts to spend time laughing and telling stories with the elementary students.

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    Winter straw is removed from the planting beds in preparation for spring planting.

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    Students work on planting beds in the shadows of the Birmingham Alabama skyline.

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