|Published:||Sep 18, 2012 4:28 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 18, 2012 6:17 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Mike Davis Elementary School began its teaching garden program today with a planting ceremony.
The American Heart Association supports the program, to teach kids about healthy eating habits and growing their own food.
Physicians Regional Healthcare System also sponsored the program at Mike Davis Elementary.
Together, the organizations provide all the planting materials and seedlings for the gardens, and the students will all be involved in the gardening process.
Science teacher Adam Winkle says, "every student has one piece of this so they have a little piece of this to take home so they can say I grew this, I was able to eat that and grow my snack."
It will be at least two months before the vegetables grow big enough to eat.
Another teaching garden celebration will take place next week at Village Oaks Elementary School.
These are the first teaching gardens in South Florida. The closest one is in Jacksonville.
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