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Showing the different parts of a celery plant, Donna Anderson taught fourth and fifth graders, from left, Jake Jager, Nate Rasmussen, Hannah Rasmussen, Katie Jager and Drew Franklin, a junior master gardening class in Menahga Thursday. (Riham Feshir / Enterprise)

Junior gardeners getting their green thumbs dirty

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When Jake Jager was asked why he was interested in gardening, the fifth grader said because it's an economical way of getting fresh fruits and vegetables.

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"You don't have to pay as much," he said.

Jake was one of five students who participated in the first Menahga junior master gardening class Thursday taught by nutrition educator for the University of Minnesota Extensions Service Donna Anderson.

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