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Projects give students opportunity to learn about environment; aids attentiveness, emotional development, teachers say

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Winchester Public School kindergarteners Kaan Ronan Kaplangul, 6, Dordjie Radusinovic, 5 and teacher candidate Nathalie Collin look through the school's garden in Toronto May 4, 2012.

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Winchester Public School kindergartener Emma Syme, 5, searches through the school's garden in search of items that help a garden grow.

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Winchester Public School kindergarteners Emma Syme, 5, Nisha Kulkarni, 5, and Lily Stewart-Ward, 6 look through the school's garden.

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Winchester Public School kindergarteners Emma Syme, 5, Kaan Ronan Kaplangul, 6, and Jackson Cook, 5, look at items they've collected in the garden.

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Winchester Public School kindergarteners Dordjie Radusinovic, 5, Nisha Kulkarni, 5, and Emma Syme, 5, look through the school's garden.

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Winchester Public School kindergarteners Emma Syme, 5, and Nisha Kulkarni, 5, look at a snail found in the school's garden.

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Winchester Public School senior kindergarten teacher Nathalie Collin and students, Niya Ibrahim, 5 and Emalia Derricott look over the items found in the school's garden.

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Grade 12 student Henry Lau shovels chicken manure into a wheel barrel in the garden at Windermere Secondary School in Vancouver, B.C., May 2, 2012.

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Grade 11 student Kaitlyn Fung transplants rhubarb chard outside the greenhouse at Windermere Secondary School.

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Grade 11 student Nichoson Nguyen walks in circles to operate the industrial composter in the garden at Windermere Secondary School.

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Grade 12 student Kevin Liu waters plants in the greenhouse at Windermere Secondary School.

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Students turn in the cover crop in the garden at Windermere Secondary School.

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