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Roanoke students go into business

Students a Fishburn Park Elementary ran their own farmers market

July 28, 2010|David Seidel | Assignment Manager
Andy May

ROANOKE, Va. — Students at Roanoke's Fishburn Park Elementary got their hands dirty this spring.  Wednesday morning, they turned their work into cash.

For the last few days, the students ran a farmers market at the school.  They've been the farmers too.  As part of the school's environmental focus, students planted a garden in the spring.  They weeded and harvested, then moved on to a different lesson. "We thought for summer school, it will be a really good chance for kids to get involved with economics and working with the money" teacher Ashley Scott told News-7.

The money raised from the sale goes into an environmental fund to finance next year's garden and other projects.

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