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OKLAHOMA CITY - More and more Oklahoma City children are learning to have a green thumb.

It is part of an effort to take the classroom outdoors.

These fifth graders are planting the seed for an education beyond paper and pencil.

"Gardens can be math. Reading instructions. You can write in the garden. You can use the garden as a quiet reflective space."

In less than two months, the gardens at Tulakes Elementary School have grown from dirt to lush, nurtured by tiny dedicated hands.

"I've been harvesting the plants and like picking out stuff and weeding," fifth grader Trinity Streeter said.

They've got the lettuce, radishes and squash just to name a few.

The kiddos get to take home some of the vegetables that they've grown.

Jazzlyn Fresquez said the butter lettuce is her favorite food in the garden.

“…because it's really good for you and I get to see how it grows step by step," she said.

Oklahoma City Harvest started in March of this year.

They have eight gardens in multiple schools around the community.

"Something that's not in a box. It's not in a wrapper. It's something they can come out and put in their bodies holistically and give them good nutritional value."

These kids are growing each day just like the garden.

Click here for more information on Oklahoma City Harvest.