Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:18 PM EDT
The Men's Garden Club of Asheville is doing its part to help local students develop a passion for plants, and the participation from one class is out of this world. It's all the planets in pots for Mr. Williams and his students at Claxton Elementary School. They came up with this idea and design for their very unique garden. It was awarded a blue ribbon and $100 cash prize for Best Container Garden.
And Mrs. Curringtons' class, also at Claxton Elementary, came in second place. She used a cooking theme, complete with a recycled stove. Also, Mr. Butler's third grade enrichment group brought some old broken instruments back to life. They put together an indoor container garden.
Teachers say it was a great way to incorporate a classroom activity with an outdoor project. About 50 classrooms and school gardens in Asheville and Buncombe county participated in the program. A class garden at Fairview and Isaac Dickson Elementary were also awarded ribbons for their hard work.