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.