We had a great time Tuesday, June 17, 2014, with the After School Discovery kids at Community Action's "Grounds-for-Growth" garden. The garden is designed to increase access to fresh, locally grown food. They helped put the last peppers, cilantro, cabbage... and broccoli in the ground, planted corn and bean seeds, and snipped the basil!
While the students enjoyed a day outdoors, they also helped others in the community- once these plants are producing the vegetables will be donated to local food pantries and meal programs.
The group moved indoors for a hands-on-salsa-making-nutrition lesson- showing how to use the vegetables planted in the garden. And, of course, they got to taste test what they made! Yumm! Thank you to the ASD Summer of Discovery Program and to Nicole and Julie from Community Action WIC for a wonderful day!