Ellwood Elementary. Photo courtesy of GreatCitySchools.org. Ellwood Elementary's garden will open Thursday. Credit: GreatCitySchools.org

Ellwood Elementary School will open its all-natural garden Thursday which is intended to encourage its students to eat healthier, officials said.

Students will plant a Teaching Garden that school officials say will function as a "learning laboratory that will promote good health and nutrition," according to a statement.

The opening will last from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. outside the school, at13th and Oak Lane.


"This full-day event will include students learning how to plant seeds, nurture growing plants and understand the importance of good eating habits," according to a statement.

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