Local kids got their hands dirty and learned how to grow their own food Thursday.

Kids participating in the Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission (MCPARC) summer programs learned how to plant food and seeds at the Fairmont Community Garden.

The kids helped plant vegetables, herbs and seeds for other foods. They planted their own plants but also planted vegetables and herbs for local food pantries.

This is the first year for the Fairmont Community Garden, which is run by the City of Fairmont Planning and Development department. The department hopes the kids will continue to come back.

Find the full story in Friday’s Times West Virginian, available at newsstands or through home delivery by calling 304-367-2525 or 304-367-2527.

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