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Alumni Pitch in to Help Beautify Edison Children's Garden

The Edison Elementary Children’s Garden is getting a little extra beautification, thanks in large part to several former students.

Linda Sternin, a speech language pathologist at Edison Elementary, was looking for some assistance in organizing the school’s garden shed and storage area. She reached out to several local schools for help and Michael Marrs, a building trades teacher for Ken-Ton BOCES, responded with interest. Mr. Marrs came to the school to measure and sketch a design while his students then built a custom shelving unit to help organize the school’s garden shed.

On Tuesday, May 23rd, a few of Marrs students who also happen to be former Edison students, visited the school and installed the unit.

“This is a wonderful example of how our Ken-Ton community works together to help each other,” Sternin said. “I’m so grateful to Mr. Marrs, his students, and the Ken-Ton BOCES program for helping us with the project. Having it built and delivered by Edison alumni is just the icing on the cake!”

The Edison garden broke ground a few years ago and is an outdoor space for children to experience nature and expand their science curriculum.