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Renovating herb garden

Posted on: November 18, 2011, 1:45 pm

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State University unites with high school, renovates herb garden

Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, TX – Former Texas State student Jimmy Chafin, joined students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team to repair the herb gardens at Garza Independence High School in Austin, Texas. This “build day” was as well dedicated to renovating the Garza grounds for additional sales to local markets.

SIFE has been working with Garza Independence High School’s for the past 11 years to help crop productions and plant breeding. The operations of the Garza’s Gardens are to provide a fresh herb business that teaches basic business principles.

Students in SIFE assist and contribute in “build days” throughout each semester; allowing students to offer hands on skills in operating a business. These improvements will entail Garza students increase herb production to advance sales, while educating them about the free enterprise market.

SIFE is a global, non-profit organization that is literally changing the world through highly dedicated student teams on more than 1600 university campuses in 40 countries. SIFE offers these students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise, thereby improving the standard of living for millions in the process.

Texas State SIFE is one of the leading collegiate teams within the United States. SIFE has been helping others achieve their dreams through free enterprise education for more than 25 years. Today, SIFE is the world’s prominent and largest university-based free enterprise organization.

If you would like to learn more about SIFE please visit the SIFE website, http://www.business.txstate.edu/sife/, or contact Sam Walton Fellow, Vicki West at vw03@txstate.edu, SIFE President, Lauren Roig at lr1187@txstate.edu, or student Jimmy Chafin at Jc1910@Txstate.edu

Written by student contributor Jimmy Chafin and posted by DFW Reporting Photojournalist Chris Ghanbari

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