Grants helping transform Meiners Oaks School into a native garden

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Photo courtesy of Suzy Thatcher
Meiners Oaks and Nordhoff students work together to prepare the Meiners Oaks campus for its new native gardens.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Armed with a $2,000 grant and community support, three Meiners Oaks Elementary School teachers are transforming the campus into a native plant garden.
Nearly two years ago, teachers Suzy Thatcher and Sandra Hansen attended a Forestry Institute for Teachers workshop where they learned basic forestry and strategies to engage children with the local environment. 

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