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Pitching in for a school’s new garden
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olunteers with the Tampa Bay Rays organization recently joined students and other volunteers to build the fifth of a series of community gardens as a part of the Edible Peace Patch Project. This garden is at Campbell Park Elementary School. Others are at Lakewood and Maximo elementary schools and Sanderlin IB World School. Kip Curtis is the executive director and founder of the Edible Peace Patch Project. One of his goals is to have a garden at every elementary school in southern St. Petersburg. “The underlying premise is the experience will get kids to stay in school and stay healthy,” Curtis said.

Photos by CHRIS ZUPPA | Times

Rays pitchers Brandon Gomes, left, and Alex Cobb put their muscles to work on the new community garden at Campbell Park Elementary School on Jan. 19.

Bob Lokers, from left, Noah Estevez-Curtis, 9, John Lokers, 9, Austin Borschel, 10, and Cory Drescher put mulch in a wheelbarrow for the community garden at Campbell Park Elementary School, which has a marine science focus. The school is at 1051 Seventh Ave. S.

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| Sunday, January 27, 2013 | Tampa Bay Times

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