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Renfrew receives funding for garden program

August 24, 2007

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Appalachian Nurseries Inc. of Chambersburg, Pa., has provided underwriting support for Renfrew Institute's farmstead program, "FourSquares: The Pennsylvania German Garden." During the second-grade program, students are introduced to the four-square garden and its importance in the lives of the Pennsylvania Germans of the 1800s as a source of food and medicine.

This past year, 1,282 area students attended the FourSquares program, experiencing seasonal garden tasks like those done by farm children of the 1800s. They learned the significance of the four squares, and had fun getting dirt under their fingernails as they planted, harvested and explored the abundance of plant and insect life in the garden. Concepts in historic preservation, farmstead culture, folklore, plant biology, natural history, ecology and environmental awareness are included in the program.

Renfrew Institute is a nonprofit educational organization providing environmental education programs to area children.

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