It started small.
"A 4 by 4 flower bed was my original idea, and it turned into the huge project," says Kelly Pearce, a teacher at Kirksey.
But after a few phone calls, Pearce's idea became a bigger reality than she ever imagined -- with the help of Scott's Miracle Grow.
"They thought it was the perfect spot and they took it from there and ran with it -- they built the beds, they provided all the materials," says Pearce.
But students at Kirksey Middle School did all the dirty work.
"It was pretty good for our team to experience something new," says Jesus Torres, a 7th grade student.
And learn a little more about where things come from.
"It gives them the opportunity to see that the fruits and vegetables they buy at Walmart actually come from the ground," says Pearce.
Students, teachers and Scott's representatives finished four vegetable beds and a flower herb garden Friday, and mentors say it's given these students a sense of purpose.
"I've seen some kids who would sit in the corner all day and now they're starting to go in and start working and start getting involved," says Connor Haley, an 8th grader.
And while the students are learning about hard work, Scott's gets to help the school.
"Its a really good opportunity for us to give back to the community," says Brad Rethman, a representative with Scott's Miracle Gro.
Everything was planted Friday, but when students come back to school in the fall, they'll be able to harvest everything they worked so hard on this semester.