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Hoophouse to Bring Garden Education to Buford Middle

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A hoop greenhouse is on its way to Buford Middle School, thanks to your donations.

City Schoolyard Garden's Kickstarter campaign got more than it bargained for. It was hoping to raise $6,000 for the hoophouse, but received just under $7,000 in donations.

The hoophouse will allow students to receive garden-based education year round.

Buford Principal Eric Johnson is overwhelmed by the community's support.

"Absolutely wonderful. The community is great. They've been so supportive of our schoolyard garden here at Buford. To raise that amount of money in such a short period of time has been huge. I know the kids are going to be very excited," Johnson said.

City Schoolyard Garden's executive director says over the next couple of weeks, it plans to send supporters thank-you items for their donations.

Construction is expected to begin this summer.

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