I would like to let your readers know that there will be a Windham Community Garden Open House Saturday, May 4th from 9 a.m. to noon.
The open house is not only for our gardeners but anyone who would like to learn more about the garden. Please come and tour the garden and get any questions you might have answered.
We are also looking for new members for our Garden Committee so if your interest lies there then come by and find out more. Bottom line is, we are very proud of our garden and our gardeners, so everyone is welcome. We are located on route 202, Gray Rd next to the public safety building and the skate park. You can also find us at windhamcommunitygarden.org.
Hope to see you there on Saturday, May 4 (rain date is Saturday, May 11).
Windham Community Garden Committee
This letter was written to Windham Middle School Health Teacher, Eliza Adams from one of her students. We have been asked to print it in our editorial page. This was in response to a question Ms. Adam's had asked the class regarding what they had learned about the use of drugs and why they would choose not to use drugs.
Dear Ms. Adams,
The information that I have learned during this class has had a tremendous impact on the way I view drugs. I have so much more knowledge about how drugs affect our brain and why we should avoid them. One reason I am determined to stay away from drug use is that they negatively affect your mental health and if you use them for a long period of time, it will cause depression because the chemicals in the drugs replace the natural serotonin in your brain, making you almost unable to feel happy when you are not high. Another reason I'm going to avoid drugs is that when you're addicted to drugs, things that you used to enjoy will no longer make you good. The drug is the only thing that will bring you pleasure. I enjoy doing many things such as: painting, drawing, gardening, and hiking.
I want to continue feeling happiness while doing these things and if I started doing drugs, I would no longer feel that. One other reason I wish to avoid drugs is because they have negative effects on your overall health. Drugs that you smoke damage your lungs, drugs damage your brain, drugs effect your memory, and there are so many more ways that they damage your body and health overall. Also, I will never try drugs because of the addiction. Many drug addicts feel that their entire lives revolve around the use of drugs and that they cannot live without it. I would never want a substance to have that much power over me. I refuse to allow these chemicals to have power over me and force me to do unimaginable things. In conclusion, I am determined to avoid using drugs due to the negative impact it has on your health and brain.
Alana Grant, grade 8
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