The Gila Crossing Elementary School in southern Arizona was once operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. When the local tribe took it over, community members created a gardening program to teach children about their cultural heritage as farmers, to encourage healthy eating, and to foster their development and future interest in agriculture. This video is a Web-exclusive supplement to “Bad Sugar,” Episode 4 of “UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” This ground-breaking documentary series looks at how the social, economic and physical environments in which we are born, live, and work profoundly affect our longevity and health. The series broadcast nationally on PBS in spring 2008, and can be bought on DVD from California Newsreel, www.newsreel.org Visit www.unnaturalcauses.org to learn more. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsGardening as Cultural Renewal – the Gila Crossing School ProgramThe English Gardening SchoolEXCLUSIVE: School Gardening Program (2010-04-23)School Garden ProgramJust Kids after school programThe Food Systems Project: School Garden-Based Nutrition Education Program
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