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4-H club service project assists disabled, provides learning

4-H garden project

Although happy-go-lucky means taking things easy, the Franklin Township Happy Go Luckies 4-H Club does no such thing. In fact, the club spent the past year coordinating the design and installation of a raised bed garden for disabled residents of a group home in Ames. This included finding grants and partners to help fund the project, and providing much of the labor for planting and maintenance. What started as a club project to help others became an education in community service and project management.

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This article appeared in February 2009 -- From Jack Payne Newsletter