Eating from the Garden

Eating from the Garden provides research-based information through nutrition and gardening activities to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables; improve nutritional habits; and promote healthier food choices, gardening knowledge and physical activity.  Eating from the Garden is designed to be used in group settings like a school classroom, an after-school program or a community center program.  It includes a variety of fun nutrition and gardening activities.  The Eating from the Garden curriculum is unique because it combines nutrition and gardening in lessons that incorporate outdoor garden produce that kids grow and maintain themselves; students get hands-on learning about plant science and nutrition that involves growing and maintaining gardens; students harvest produce and learn healthy recipes to incorporate into their diet; and, it is a fun way to teach kids to eat better and learn about growing food. 

Pictured below is the Stoutland School Garden on June 21, 2013

Pictured below are Mack Creek School Gardens on April 8, 2013

We have been busy in the Oakridge Intermediate gardens this month.  Fifth and sixth grade PASS students have discovered their green thumbs.  Due to the late arrival of spring, our Oakridge gardens have just begun to sprout.  Take a peek at the lettuce, radishes, and peas.  Students have tasted fried radishes, learned about different parts of the seed and worked hard to plant all seven gardens.  Plans are underway to serve produce from these gardens on our school salad bar.  How exciting!  Pictured below are Oakridge Intermediate Gardens on April 9, 2013


Pictured below are the Hurricane Deck First through Fourth Grade Gardens on April 9, 2013

Participating Schools:

Climax Springs R-IV Elementary—Grades 3, 4, 5,and 6
Macks Creek R-V Elementary—Grades 3, 4, 5,and 6
Oakridge Intermediate - 5th Grade


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