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Ava Olivero, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, picks strawberries. Courtesy photo.

Gardens sprout at east Bradenton schools

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Ava Olivero, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, picks strawberries. Courtesy photo.

Nathalie Lopez Change, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary, harvests strawberries. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Nathalie Lopez Change, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary, harvests strawberries. Courtesy photo.

Michael Morena and Nathan Lopez Chang, kindergartners at Tara Elementary School, sit atop bags of soil the school was able to purchase using a $500 grant.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Michael Morena and Nathan Lopez Chang, kindergartners at Tara Elementary School, sit atop bags of soil the school was able to purchase using a $500 grant.

Daniel Rivas and Landon Flores, kindergartners at Tara Elementary School, take care of the cherry tomato plants. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Daniel Rivas and Landon Flores, kindergartners at Tara Elementary School, take care of the cherry tomato plants. Courtesy photo.

Nathalie Lopez Chang and Kylie Mathis, kindergartners at Tara Elementary School, tend to the lettuce box.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Nathalie Lopez Chang and Kylie Mathis, kindergartners at Tara Elementary School, tend to the lettuce box.

Virginia Lanham and Aubrey Mann, kindergartners at Tara Elementary, take care of the herb garden. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Virginia Lanham and Aubrey Mann, kindergartners at Tara Elementary, take care of the herb garden. Courtesy photo.

Mila Martinez, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, spends time in the garden. The garden is an opportunity for students to learn how to plant fruits and vegetables and develop healthy eating habits. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Mila Martinez, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, spends time in the garden. The garden is an opportunity for students to learn how to plant fruits and vegetables and develop healthy eating habits. Courtesy photo.

Nathan Owen, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, loves seeing the banana tree produce bananas. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Nathan Owen, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, loves seeing the banana tree produce bananas. Courtesy photo.

Abigail Garcia, a Tara Elementary School kindergartner, shows some of the bean and gourd plants in the garden.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Abigail Garcia, a Tara Elementary School kindergartner, shows some of the bean and gourd plants in the garden.

Brody Winch, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, shows off the Bok Choy the students planted. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Brody Winch, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, shows off the Bok Choy the students planted. Courtesy photo.

Tara Elementary School kindergartner Grayson Eaton measures the growth of his bean plan and documents it in his garden journal. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Tara Elementary School kindergartner Grayson Eaton measures the growth of his bean plan and documents it in his garden journal. Courtesy photo.

Landon Flores, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, is excited to receive his own garden gloves. A grant helped fund the purchase of gloves, soil, seeds and more. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Landon Flores, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, is excited to receive his own garden gloves. A grant helped fund the purchase of gloves, soil, seeds and more. Courtesy photo.

Nathan Lopez Chang, a Tara Elementary School kindergartner, enjoys some of the strawberries that were harvested from the school garden. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Nathan Lopez Chang, a Tara Elementary School kindergartner, enjoys some of the strawberries that were harvested from the school garden. Courtesy photo.

Emily Weathers, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, tries herbs, lettuce, carrots and tomatoes grown in the school's garden.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Emily Weathers, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, tries herbs, lettuce, carrots and tomatoes grown in the school's garden.

Benjamin Coronado, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, checks the growth of his plant. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Benjamin Coronado, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, checks the growth of his plant. Courtesy photo.

Nathan Owen, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, shows off his plant. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Nathan Owen, a kindergartner at Tara Elementary School, shows off his plant. Courtesy photo.

Tara Elementary School kindergartner Landon Flores shows his sprouting bean seed. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |

Tara Elementary School kindergartner Landon Flores shows his sprouting bean seed. Courtesy photo.

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