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Cooke third graders attempt to grow the biggest cabbage

 April 9, 2018

Ashley Spear's third grade class is seen with their cabbage plants.The third grade classes at Cooke Elementary School are participating in the Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program – and it may yield one lucky student a $1,000 scholarship.

First grade teacher Dennis Lankau, the schools gardening coordinator, handed out the cabbages donated by Bonnie Plants last week. The students were given special instructions on how to care for and grow their plants. They took the cabbage plants home, will care for them and then show off their final cabbages by taking photos of them. The student with the largest cabbage will be eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship.

Dennis Lankau and Mrs. Ashley Spear and her third grade class are seen with their cabbage seedlings.

Four students show their seedling up close

Jaiden Dejesus, Nino Diaz, Jaylynn Reiff, and Aiden DeMondo are excited to bring home their cabbage plant.

The Cooke School will also be growing some of the cabbages right in the school garden and the students are encouraged to participate in every step of the program. The students will not only be learning responsibility, but also where some of their food comes from.

Everyone is looking forward to seeing some big cabbage plants. Good Luck to all the students at growing the biggest cabbages! And a big thank you to Bonnie Plants for donating the cabbages.