Day 322: Top 5 Reasons to Dig School Gardens
Top 5 Reasons to Build a School Garden (Quoted from FoodCorp)
1) Students learn about farming and where food comes from.
2) They provide hands-on learning opportunities that integrate math, sciences and health lessons.
3) They encourage physical activities.
4) Growing food promotes healthy eating habits.
5) School gardens provide children access to local, healthy and nourishing foods.
Guess who I gave to today!
Give 322: Day 322
I built a garden with my son this summer (Give 195). I wanted him to feel the earth in his hands, plant a seed, water it and watch to see what would grow. I will never forget the day we discovered our first sweet pea growing. I think it had to be one of the happiest moments of his life. He showed everyone that came through the door. He was so proud he had grown food he could share with his friends and family.
Today I made a donation to help kids learn to how to grow good, healthy food right at school. I want as many children as possible to feel the pride that my son felt the first time he picked and ate the fruits of his labour.
The FoodCorps has partnered with Whole Foods and it’s customers to give school children the opportunity to learn to grow:
The FoodCorps Mission
Through the hands and minds of young leaders, FoodCorps strives to give all youth an enduring relationship with healthy food.
Whole Foods gave me a simple way to give to FoodCorps today at the cash register. I had a choice to make while checking out and I chose to give. Their goal is to offer 1,000 grants to schools to create and expand garden programs. I am thrilled to be part of this initiative.
Kids today need every chance they can get to be educated about their health, the planet, and contributing in a positive manner to their community. They don’t all learn these important lessons in the school curriculum and the FoodCorps School Gardens will give them a chance to learn all these great lessons.
The next time you stop buy Whole Foods please consider a donation as you check out. Even a $1.00 makes a difference.
Time Commitment: 10 seconds