The Schoolyard Gardens program is excited to start working with The Family Conservancy’s “Growing Healthy Kids” project. The project will focus on healthy nutrition and physical activity by introducing the “ I Am Moving, I Am Learning” curriculum to students in local preschools. With the help and guidance of our program, the Family Conservancy will construct raised bed gardens on the playgrounds of the participating day cares.
In addition to the dozens of other preschool gardens I work with, I am excited to support these additional schoolyard gardens throughout the growing season. By involving the children with planting, maintaining and harvesting their garden, the children will understand that gardening is a great way to stay physically active with the added benefits of healthier food options!