Studies show that when children learn about where their food comes from and how it is grown, their overall health is improved- physically, emotionally and spiritually. They are reconnecting with their environment.
Some school gardens even supply their own cafeterias with fresh produce. But that is a rarity. However, more and more volunteer and sponsorship organizations are popping up and planting gardens at schools in most states. If you have good gardening skills and want to help sponsor a local school, check with your favorite garden store. Of course, financial support is always welcome too.
Here is a website devoted solely to edible education: www.edibleschoolyard.org. If you join as a member, you’ll receive great resources along with instructions on how to get started with volunteers to build a garden at the school of your choice. Also, Whole Kids Foundation through Whole Foods is now accepting applications to register your school for a garden or salad bar!
YOU “GROW” GIRL.
source: Experience Life magazine (Lifetime Fitness) (ExperienceLife.com)