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Gardens shared at 4 city schools

Volunteers work on raised garden beds at Zoller Elementary School.
Volunteers work on raised garden beds at Zoller Elementary School.
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On a recent weekday, a team of raincoat-clad retirees spread wood chips around the raised garden beds at Schenectady’s Zoller Elementary School. Some of them helped build these beds earlier this spring, and will maintain them through the summer and into the fall. Until a heavy downpour drove students indoors, they were surrounded by children. “The idea is to help the children get outside and see how plants grow,” said Jean Cook, 81, of Rotterdam. ...


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