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Senator Beach Visits Lizzy Haddon Garden

Jul 01, 2013 12:09PM

State Senator James Beach recently recognized Principal Craig Ogelby and PTA Garden Chair Lynn Raus, both of Elizabeth Haddon Elementary School, as well as teachers, administrators, staff, parents and students, for their exceptional contributions to the school’s honored garden. Beach became interested in the Lizzy Haddon Garden during the Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week, when the New Jersey Department of Agriculture commended it. He contacted the school to ask for a tour and to learn more about how the garden is incorporated into the school’s curriculum.

District Superintendent Dr. Richard Perry, PTA President Kelly Shirley and several dedicated parent volunteers also attended the event, where Beach commented, “As a former teacher, I am extremely interested in encouraging healthy lifestyles and positive learning opportunities for children in New Jersey. The garden is a great way for children to learn about nature and healthy eating.” Beach was impressed by the way in which the school’s garden extends the classroom outdoors and provides teachers with new and innovative opportunities to offer hands-on learning.

Location: 501 Redman Ave.; Haddonfield. For more information, call 856-429-0811 or email [email protected].

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