Community garden to promote healthier eating
SALISBURY, MD.- In Salisbury, local students may be learning some new life skills with the building of a green house.
Today, Choices Academy started the ground work on building the community garden.
The green house built with a hoop covering, will provide fresh fruits and veggies for the community.
Staff say this is a full hands-on learning opportunity for kids, allowing them to plant nutritious goodies and watch them grown. “<So they’re going to be able to experience that you normally just talk about in a classroom so this is going to be fantastic, said Choice’s Academy Science Teacher Chris Hatton.
Community partners say its good way for students to see where food comes from and can potentially promote healthier eating. “If kids eat and grow carrots, they’ll eat carrots. Its true. So if kids grow this and have an investment in it and they see how it happens they’ll be willing to at least try it,” said Pastor of Community of Joy Church Martin Hutchison.
Community Partners also say it’s not only a tool they’ll have under the belt but can also open up more job opportunities in the future.