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Local students put their imagination to work on garden homes for gnomes
Pedro Villanueva reads a sign identifying the tree his group’s fairy house was built in. - photo by Michelle Boaen Jameson
Gardens on Green hosted students from Riverbend Elementary on Tuesday for an exercise of creativity. The group of fourth-graders were given a quick tutorial in making "fairy houses," then separated into small groups and picked out supplies to construct their tiny town. Using building materials found in nature — along with a little craft glue and floral tape — students used spacial reasoning skills, teamwork and good old-fashioned ingenuity to create homes complete with all the amenities.