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Farmington parks employee Mitch Faber explained how to plant trees to fifth grade students from Akin Road Elementary School during Friday's Arbor Day celebration at Fairhills Park.

ARES students planted trees in Farmington's Fairhills Park

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Need some help planting trees in your yard? There's a bunch of fifth graders who can probably tell you how it's done.

The fifth graders in Jodi Hansen's class at Akin Road Elementary School learned all about how to plant trees - both big and small - during an annual Arbor Day Celebration, sponsored by the city of Farmington.


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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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