Children grow vegetables and learn skills in the sustainable school garden
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Along with reading, writing and arithmetic, sixth-grade students at Rapides Academy for Advanced Academics are learning how beneficial sustainable gardening is with help from the Good Food Project .
The Good Food Project is a Food Bank of Central Louisiana program that distributes food grown in its demonstration garden to customers and teaches community members how to grow their own food. The program also partners with schools to grow their own gardens and teach students about gardening, food preparation and health.