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Wilson Elementary Garden Club plants winter crops

SAN ANTONIO – Some San Antonio students rolled up their sleeves Saturday morning and spent the morning beautifying their campus.

The Wilson Elementary School Garden Club prepared the school's garden for colder weather.

Students planted winter crops like beets, carrots, broccoli, lettuce and turnips in the 15 garden beds located behind their school.

The club gives students hands on learning experience outside the classroom.

"It's just fun planting things and being able to work in the garden after school. They learn it takes a long time for production, full life cycle of plants and they love it," said Principal Jennifer Maestas.

Keller Materials and Home Depot donated supplies to help the school install walkways and work on existing garden beds.

The club boasts 30 students and has been around for four years.