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Pinewood Elementary students spring up for "Growing Together"

Posted at 11:12 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 11:49:38-04

LUTHERVILLE, Md. — Little planters were helping make the Maryland State Fairgrounds look perfect.

It was the 5th Annual Growing Together event. Pinewood Elementary second, third and fourth grade students got their hands dirty planting flower boxes. Besides learning the art of planting, they found out where fruits and vegetables come from.

"So many children today are three and four generations removed from family farms and don't completely understand where their food comes from and how it is produced. So this is such a great opportunity to bring the students from Pinewood Elementary School out here and to let them learn the different facets of agriculture," said Robert Fogle, Director of Agriculture Programs at Maryland State Fair.

Students also learned about the importance of butterflies as pollinators and popcorn versus field corn.