The garden project, funded by a Conway Public Schools' Foundation Grant, is spearheaded by CLES Instructional Facilitator Amanda Krell.
Krell wrote the grant and formed a garden committee at Carolyn Lewis, comprised of parents, students, and community members.
All were in attendance at this morning's groundbreaking and ribbon cutting ceremony.
"The students were sitting right where the garden will soon be," said Krell. "We will start small, with just a few beds, but we have dreams of the garden getting big someday. I am so thrilled that we will be able to have this garden for all the students to have a part in."
Landowners Charles and Sue Gates were on hand for the ceremony. Principal Tina Antley, Superintendent Dr. Greg Murry, representatives from the Conway Schools Foundation and School Board, as well as Carolyn Lewis students used shovels to officially "break ground" on the garden. Mrs. Gates cut the ribbon for the special occasion.