Students get school on gardening

A tomato plant in the Positive Direction garden. / Jessica Fairley

Positive Direction and the Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education has teamed up to educate students on the importance of agriculture.

Students from the Positive Direction Community Center in Dawson made a trip to Sasser to learn about plants growing in their community garden.

The garden is used by as an educational tool as well as a way to provide nutrients to the community.

Southwest Georgia Project officials led the lesson as students tuned into.

"They're learning how to plant, what time to plant, how deep to plant, and how to water the garden and how different vegetables grow," said Dorothy Tomlin, Director of Positive Direction.

The center also has several other gardens throughout Terrell County.

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