STEM in the Garden

Behind the classrooms of Apollo Middle School, students dig in the dirt to grow crops, hop around an oversized chessboard and talk about hydroponics.

What was once a small patch with some flowers is now an outdoor learning center honoring two deceased members of the school’s community—Daniel Torres, an Apollo student killed by a classmate in a gun-related accident, and Greg Ashley, a school administrator lost to cancer.

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