05/22/08: Rhonda Orenstien, center, reads "It's Not Easy Being Green," by Jim Henson to Elena Mendoza, 7, Jacquiline Ek, 8, and Justeney Arias, 8, from left, second grade students of Helen Keller Elementary School in Long Beach inside the school's new Keller Fantasy Reading Garden on Thursday, May 22, 2008. The Keller Fantasy Reading Garden provides a serene environment encouraging the Keller community of students to cherish reading and experience nature in a suburban school setting. Student grades K-5 will have hands on learning outside the classroom by maintaining their garden through planting, weeding, watering, and cultivating of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Fifteen families volunteered their time every Saturday since the beginning of the school year to build the garden.
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