The American Heart Association recently created its first
Teaching Garden in the Long Beach area--at Signal Hill Elementary School. We're
glad to see that the plants are thriving in the Agromin blended soil we donated
to the program.
Why is the American Heart Association planting gardens? One
third of children in the U.S. are overweight or obese. One of the main reasons
is because of the food they eat. By planting gardens in elementary schools
across the country, students receive hands-on learning about growing plants,
harvesting and understanding the value of eating healthy. The program is
designed for early grades--first through fifth. Without these kinds of
programs, many kids today will face a future with a higher risk of heart
disease and stroke.
Here are some photos from the garden--from soil preparation
to the start of a wonderful garden.
For more information on the American Heart Association's
Teaching Garden program, go to:
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