THMS digging spring academic fair
By Tanya Mitchell
VillageSoup/Waldo County Citizen Reporter

BELFAST (June 1): Parents and members of the community were invited Wednesday, May 30, to see the ideas and projects that have been cultivated in the minds of Troy Howard Middle School students.

THMS scholars hosted an education fair with subject matter linked to the school’s ongoing garden project (sad34.net/garden).

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From left, Emily Frost, Rebecca Leonard and Makayla Cummings learn the history of tea. The three grew mint, dill, basil, chamomile and other herbs to make tea for Wednesday's presentation. (Photo by Tanya Mitchell)

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Kallee Merrifield, right, and Alyssa Benjamin create seed packaging for marketing the seeds generated through the garden project. Using handmade rubber stamps, the girls create colorful package designs. Look for seeds at Mr. Paperback, EBS and Belfast Co-op. (Photo by Tanya Mitchell)

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Lila Carpenter works on the latest edition of the garden project newsletter, 'The Weekly Worm.' (Photo by Tanya Mitchell)

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Emma Bonneville's model of the garden project greenhouse, which took her 13 hours to assemble. (Photo by Tanya Mitchell)

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The fair features short movies with gardening how-tos. The movie shorts are complete with music, voiceovers and text. Filmmakers are, clockwise from left, John Loxterkamp, Eli Chadwick, Carson Beck, Alex Blair, Tucker Sturdevant and Sam McDonald. (Photo by Tanya Mitchell)

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From left, Kristen Martin, Makayla Martin and Noah Fishman plant a seedling in the heirloom tomato garden they created. (Photo by Tanya Mitchell)

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Ashleigh Cook, left, Rochelle Soohey, Crystal Lillay and Tabitha Ripley talk about earth looms and record-keeping. (Photo by Tanya Mitchell)

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Joshua Donovan, left, and Sabian Miller, right, visit with THMS music teacher Justin Bari, who displays original works, including commercial jingles written by students. (Photo by Tanya Mitchell)

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Steven Cook and Mason Murray study the roles of worms in gardening. (Photo by Tanya Mitchell)

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Casie Knudsen, left, and Cody Corey raise chicks of a breed called Barred Rocks. When the chicks mature, their eggs will be sold to benefit the garden project. (Photo by Tanya Mitchell)