MAKING LAS VEGAS A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE
Urban gardens in local schools
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Ask any kid what they can eat at the golden arches and they'll tell you. Ask them what grows in a garden, maybe not. But Create A Change Now is trying to do just that.
It's a local non-profit that's making Las Vegas a better place to live.
Jani Kidd from Garden Farms asks the kids, "Does anyone know what this is? It's like lettuce. Come take a look over here. Feel it. Is it hard? It's like a ball. It's a cabbage."
Students at Ruby Thomas Elementary school are learning about healthy eating in a very hands on way.
This beautiful garden sits in the front of their school giving students a chance to see where their food should be coming from.
The gardens, located at three Title One schools, were made possible by Create A Change Now. Their mission? Teach kids where food comes from and how to enjoy it.
Executive Director Melissa Blynn says, "That's why we've brought in chefs too. Because it's exciting but they don't know what to do with it. So it's important for the kids to learn from these chefs to teach kids how to make fun healthy foods with what they've grown in the garden."
The kids love their garden and the goal is to get an urban garden into every school in the Clark County School District.
A number of supporters make these gardens possible. Garden Farms
builds the gardens and offers a weekly educational program for the kids.
And Whole Kids Foundation started a crowd funding page to help support urban gardens.
to learn how you can help.