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School Gardens Introduce Students to World of Healthy Habits

Across the country, schools are partnering with community groups to install gardens that teach, feed and motivate young people who may not have ever been exposed to farm-fresh produce or nutrition education.

The Sustainable Food Center Farmer's Market at 2835 East MLK Blvd., Austin, Texas, on March 19, 2013.

Across the country, schools are partnering with community groups to install gardens that teach, feed and motivate young people who may not have ever been exposed to farm-fresh produce or nutrition education. “Learning gardens” provide teachers and students a way to connect outside the traditional classroom and offer real world problems to be solved. Students even get a taste of the business world, since some programs offer the opportunity to sell garden produce at local farmers markets. (NPR)

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