School Gardens Shown to Help Kids Make Healthier Food Choices, Learn Where Their Food Comes From & Become Veggie Curious
AUSTIN, Texas, March 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit focused on children’s nutrition and wellness, announced today that 602 garden grants will be awarded to schools and school garden-support organizations to sustain edible education gardens.
The $1.2 million investment will serve 457,021 students by providing $2,000 grants in 48 U.S. States and 9 Canadian provinces. School gardens provide hands-on experiential learning that ties into every common core subject from math to science to art.
Last year, The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo Las Vegas partnered with local non-profit conservation organization Green Our Planet to build six garden beds, equipped with drip irrigation lines, composter bins, and a garden shed, for a local elementary school. This May, the partnership expanded, and more than 600 Team Members came together to build an additional 12 gardens for various schools throughout Las Vegas.
by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies
Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.