Added by on 2016-12-14

School Gardens Fuel Learning & Healthy Habits! Fresh local fruit and vegetables are headed to cafeterias, fueling classroom learning, healthy eating and fitness habits. PUSD has more than 17 active school gardens — and growing. School gardens help build healthy eating and fitness habits early in life and serve as outdoor classrooms while partnerships with Kaiser Permanente and others help our students and gardens thrive. Muir Ranch is two-acre urban farm at John Muir High School that grows fruit, vegetables and flowers available for purchase through weekly subscriptions. The subscriptions support paid student internships. The program teaches interns agricultural processes, nutritional education, business and life skills, and enables them to apply academic skills in the classroom. Visit muirranch.org to learn more and to subscribe. School gardens are making a difference in the lives of students. With both a focus on healthy eating and physical activity, Pasadena Unified has reduced the student obesity rate by 11% in the last few years. Get involved in your school’s garden and build healthy habits that will last a lifetime! Video Rating: / 5 Related Posts2010 Today Show Featuring Boston Latin School Green RoofThe English Gardening SchoolSchool Gardens — Alamosa ES & Van Buren MSSchool gardens in Cambodia16 Years Vegan | What I Ate for Breakfast Today!Shamrock Gardens Elementary School Garden

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