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Troop Tuesday: Girl Scouts Transform Garden into Gifts


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Troop 2009 of the Navajo Nation is doing a world of good by exercising their green thumbs! To earn their Bronze Award, the girls wanted to make a positive impact on the environment and raise awareness of how simple it is to create a vegetable garden.

Troop 2009 wanted to demonstrate a vegetable garden can be grown almost anywhere and the vegetables can be prepared into simple, low cost meals. As a team, the girls came up with an idea to build a vegetable garden in front of Shiprock Medical Center. With the help of their troop leaders, the garden was watered, trimmed and harvested into delicious vegetables like corn, yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes, jalapenos and cucumbers.

People were impressed to see the vegetables growing as they walked past the garden. As more vegetables grew, the girls harvested them, handed out vegetable recipes and donated the vegetables to the public.

Troop 2009 is gaining patience, teamwork and gardening skills! We are proud of their achievement and hard work. Way to go, girls!

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