Students' enjoyment of healthy food grows in school garden

12/26/2013 | Oakland Tribune (Calif.), The

The Mt. Diablo Alternative Education Foundation in Concord, Calif., recently honored two garden educators for their work in transforming a barren part of campus into a flourishing school garden. Students are involved in every aspect of the garden -- from planting to harvesting. "We want to teach them healthy eating habits," garden educator Lesley Stiles said, adding, "They learn patience and follow-through -- that a fruit's not ready yet even though they want to pick it. They're learning life skills."

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