DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Elementary school students in Luzerne County were getting their hands dirty to get a better appreciation of how farmers grow their crops.

Students at Wycallis Elementary School are learning that if you want to grow some fresh food, you’re going to have to dig deep.

“I didn’t think there would be as many rocks in the ground and that we would have to come out here and prep everything,” said fourth-grader Carolyn Comitz.

Students in every grade are growing everything from oregano to pumpkins at the new school garden which was made possible by a $5,000 grant from the Dallas Foundation.