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Homer Central School District Intermediate School Home to Fairy Garden

What started as a project done by fourth-grade students at Homer Central School District has turned into something a little more magical.

Students at Homer Intermediate School were tasked with starting the garden as part of a project. Retired custodian Donna Wheelock has since taken over caring for the garden, and recently added a fairy garden to switch things up and add a fun element for the students to enjoy.

“The fairy garden started in a little basket but has now expanded. Every now and then I come out and switch it around. The kids just love it,” said Wheelock.

Wheelock said the students sometimes even change things around, allowing the garden to be a creative outlet, something she feels is important.

“It’s enchanting. It revs up their imagination. Stuff like this is something they could do at their own house if they had a yard. If they didn’t have a yard, I’ve had it where kids just take a flowerpot and put colored stones in it and put little fairy stuff in it,” said Wheelock.

The fairy garden is currently in “winter mode,” meaning items in the garden can withstand the winter elements. Wheelock will change things out next spring.

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