Long Beach elementary schools are out in their school gardens this spring planting
loads of garden vegetables as part of the American Heart Association (AHA) Teaching
in grades kindergarten through fifth grades are responsible for building,
growing and maintaining their school gardens. They plant a variety of seedlings.
This spring, the kids planted arugula, beans, carrots, corn, cucumbers,
eggplants, kale, leeks, lettuces, melons, onions, peppers, radishes, spinach,
strawberries, squash, tomatoes and various herbs.
gardens serve as real life laboratories where students learn how to plant
seeds, nurture the growing plants, harvest the food and ultimately understand
the value of good eating habits--which leads to a healthy heart!
vegetables and fruits are harvested, schools use produce in a variety of ways
including food tastings, curriculum lessons and chef demonstrations.
are 40 AHA Teaching Gardens in California with 30 gardens in the Greater Los
is proud to be part of this wonderful program.
Participating Long Beach Schools:
Henry K-8 School
Hill Elementary School
Labels: American Heart Association, Long Beach, school gardens, Teaching Gardens