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Children get 'green thumb' in Huntington, WV

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HUNTINGTON, WV -

Young participants in West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service's Sustainable Community Revitalization in Appalachia Through Children's Hands Project (SCRATCH) hosted a fall harvest party Sunday.

The harvest gathering allowed children the chance to reap fruits and vegetables at the Maudella Taylor Garden in Huntington.

"The harvest party is a fun time for our participants to show off all that they've learned this summer," said coordinator Jenny Totten, a VISTA volunteer with WVSU Extension Service. "We are featuring projects and items from all of our sites so our neighbors can see what these kids have learned and achieved."  

The SCRATCH Project was initiated in 2011 to bring more locally grown and healthy food into Huntington.

The project helps educate young, elementary school students about gardening and sustainability.