Students at Glenmont Elementary School will get their hands dirty for Plant Day Wednesday.
The day is part of the Capital Region’s first American Heart Association Teaching Garden, sponsored by BlueShield of Northeastern New York.
Students will plant seeds and seedlings in boxes that they built earlier in the spring. The Teaching Garden was created using American Heart Association science and nutrition guidelines and information from gardening and education experts.
The real-life laboratory is a place where students learn how to plant seeds, nurture growing plants, harvest produce and ultimately learn about good eating habits.