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  • Amy Bandman, left, sustainability coordinator at Harper College, and Debbie Maropis, an administrative assistant, work with Hawthorne Early Childhood School students, from left, Nico Arcos, Tyler Cheung and Jesus Graciano to build raised garden beds. The effort is part of Harper's Doing More Together week.

      Amy Bandman, left, sustainability coordinator at Harper College, and Debbie Maropis, an administrative assistant, work with Hawthorne Early Childhood School students, from left, Nico Arcos, Tyler Cheung and Jesus Graciano to build raised garden beds. The effort is part of Harper's Doing More Together week.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Amanda Nielsen, of the Academy for Teaching Excellence at Harper College, shows Hawthorne Early Childhood School students, from left, Michele Grieve, Brody Rubenstein and Elliott Landmeir how to build raised garden beds.

      Amanda Nielsen, of the Academy for Teaching Excellence at Harper College, shows Hawthorne Early Childhood School students, from left, Michele Grieve, Brody Rubenstein and Elliott Landmeir how to build raised garden beds.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Debbie Maropis, a Harper College administrative assistant, and Brandon Zurek, a fleet mechanic, show Gio Arteaga how to assemble a raised garden bed.

      Debbie Maropis, a Harper College administrative assistant, and Brandon Zurek, a fleet mechanic, show Gio Arteaga how to assemble a raised garden bed.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Hundreds of employees from Harper College are volunteering this week at schools and on campus as part of Doing More Together week, in recognition of the college's 50th anniversary.

On Thursday morning, volunteers assembled wooden raised beds for a garden at Hawthorne Early Childhood School in Wheeling Township Elementary District 21. Students came outside to watch and learn about the construction process.

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