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How Farming Can Help Set Students Up for Success

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How Farming Can Help Set Students Up for Success

Joy Carter uses Bee Free Farm to help students connect with nature — and teach them financial stability.

On a cool Friday morning, Joy Carter made her way into Richard N. Fickett Elementary School in the Ben Hill section neighborhood and down a hall towards a classroom full of students. Under her arm was a box of praying mantises, which were going to be hand-delivered to a garden on the school grounds. That’s if they didn’t find their way out of the box first. 

Carter, an Atlanta native and former educator in the Atlanta Public School system for 20 years, and the owner and operator of Bee Free Farm, planned to use the insects to help keep away some of the pests that feed on crops. 

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