“Even in Winter, Gardens Grow Healthy and Strong” – The Grafton Patch, March 4, 2011

Touchstone students learn many lessons by tending their gardens.

With the world outside swathed in snow, it’s probably difficult to imagine the lush, colorful life abounding in a greenhouse just off Leland Street.

But on a bitter winter day, there it is: Head lettuce bursting out of the soil; bushy carrot-tops protruding; herbs shooting up in scattered varieties.

This is the vibrant winter garden at Touchstone Community School, an independent school for youngsters in preschool through eighth grade with an emphasis on the outdoors.

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