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School tour bears fruit


by Victor Calderón

Environmental group brings trees for students to plant on campuses

To beating of drums, students at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Salinas on Wednesday welcomed some green additions to their school garden.

As first reported in TheCalifornian.com, the California Fruit Tree Tour - a caravan of volunteers in colorful vegetable-oil-powered vehicles who use fruit trees and environmental lessons to transform urban schoolyards across the state each year - was in its second day of helping spruce up Salinas schools.

Students at the Alisal Union School District site helped each other plant 15 trees and took part in West African drumming lessons and Earth-conscious hip-hop singing.

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