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Thirty percent of children in the U.S. are obese, according to the American Journal of Medicine. Many children may think their food just comes from the grocery store. The Western Growers Foundation school garden program partners with farmers to support gardens in Arizona and California that promote health and nutrition. This has been a great way for children to learn and experience first hand the joys of growing fruits and vegetables. The development George Wythe Edible School Gardens Project will be step one in increasing health food access for this Southside Richmond community. The project will also increase student community and social engagement around issues of food justice and social entrepreneurship. It is Renew Richmond’s desire, in-line with our partners, that we make sustained efforts to ensure the success of the ‘first of its kind’ Richmond Public School sustainable food initiative. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsGROWE FOUNDATION – GARDEN TO TABLE – BOULDER – ORGANIC SCHOOL GARDENSSprouts Foundation + REAL School Gardens | Sprouts Farmers MarketSchool gardens in CambodiaSchool gardens grow health in Austin, TexasSFC: Changing Lives Through School GardensSlow Food USA: June School Garden Webinar: The Impact of School Gardens: Current Academic Research

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6 Comments

  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1 year ago

    Wonderful! Keep up the good work. Thank you for all you do for Richmond.

  • GET LOUD! Agency 1 year ago

    Much respect! This is amazing and all children should realize (REALize) where their food comes from, not the supermarkets.?

  • Lateef Jawara 1 year ago

    Nuff love, honor & respect on the garden project. One Love!!!?

  • miangelsai55 1 year ago

    Happy for you and for the teens who worked on the project !! More steps should continue for the developement of a conscious use of the plants and to avoid GMO s.

  • DIFFICULTENLIGHT 1 year ago

    Brilliant Fantastic and Inspiring, its great to see someone having a vision and crystallising it into reality – now I have to do the same.

    No to GMO
    Yes to to who knows best Mother Nature

  • MSSaphronia 1 year ago

    What an amazing bunch of students. Wishing you great success!