Students tend the gardens, share the bounty, in West County

(Photo Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

The hillside garden at Mira Vista Elementary School — filled with kale, milkweed, apples, tomatoes, herbs, pomegranates and flowers overlooking the city and the bay — is more than just a pretty plot of land for eighth-grader Kamarri Haynes. It’s a sanctuary.

“I love just coming here. Instead of sitting at your desk, you get to walk outside, help replant plants, water them, pick them,” Kamarri said. “When you live in the city, going outside, there’s still cars, still giant buses and stuff life that. It’s not as interactive as here in the garden with the soil.”

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