F.E. Bellows Elementary School students and parent volunteers worked together to revive the school’s “Life Garden” on April 19, just days before Earth Day. They spent the afternoon pulling weeds, spreading mulch and preparing flower beds.

Over the next several weeks, the students will plant seeds and grow a few vegetables, which they can harvest in the summer. The collaboration to bring the garden back to life was made possible thanks to Principal Michael Scarantino, his staff and members of the PTSA.

“We are all excited about this joint endeavor and cannot thank our parents and PTSA representatives enough for their time and donations,” Scarantino said. “They generously donated items, such as gardening tools and seeds for planting, while Magnoli Landscaping donated the mulch. We’ve already begun discussions for the garden’s use in the fall.”