A learning garden that opened Friday at Cherokee Point Elementary School aims to enhance sustainability and teach students about healthy foods.

Officials celebrated the opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning at the garden, which features several raised beds full of vegetables and other plants. Students demonstrated watering, planting and mulching techniques.

“This garden is a great opportunity for Cherokee Point Elementary School children in City Heights to learn about the importance of healthy foods and gardening,” said District 9 City Councilwoman Georgette Gomez.

School officials said the garden will bolster the district’s sustainability efforts.

—City News Service