Local kids starting to like vegetables after tending school garden

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – In 2018, Victory Teaching Farm partnered with Kate Shepard Elementary in Mobile. A $26,000 grant from the State Dept. of Agriculture is helping students learn more about eating healthy. 

“We’re trying to teach them this is where your food comes from. This is how you got the food you eat.” said teacher Brittany Kimbrough.

Over the weekend students and teachers, along with 10 Mobile Police Academy Cadets, began phase two of its on-campus garden. Including raised beds, new fences and planting new fruits and veggies. 

Students tend to the garden throughout the year. Come Fall, it’s time to cash in! “They have little cash registers. They learn about money and they sell the products to the teachers,” said Kimbrough. “Our kids are starting to like vegetables because they’re part of the entire process.”

Kate Shepard Elementary, proving hard work leads to a lot of green!
 

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