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UVA Fraternity Builds Garden, Outdoor Classroom at CHS

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

University of Virginia students are spending this homecomings weekend getting their hands dirty with a service project at Charlottesville High School.

About 80 students from the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity came out to work on their project to improve the high school's garden and build an outdoor classroom.

The students divided into teams to take on all of the tasks. Some worked on the garden, adding mulch, new plants, and fencing. Others worked on the new outdoor classroom by building new wooden benches, picnic tables, and a chalk board kiosk.

Pledge Jenny Lee says she hopes all of the students at CHS benefit from this project.

“I think that will be an amazing thing for the high school students here. To learn more about the environment, to learn more about sustainability," Lee said.    

Alpha Phi Omega alumni also helped work on the project.

Every semester the APO pledge class looks to complete a service project within the Charlottesville community.

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