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Hey kids! Love gardening? Whether you are 8 or 18, youth across Duluth are growing all kinds of gardens. Some kids garden in their community plots with their families. Others participate in the Damiano Center’s Kids’ Café, making good food from their courtyard garden.
School gardens in Duluth Public Schools host hundreds of K-12 students learning about how food is grown and healthy eating.
Each Spring in May, and each Fall in September, the Duluth Community Garden Program hosts School Garden Trainings in partnership with the Sustainable Agriculture Project at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Participants include teachers, support staff, interested parents and community members from the region who are actively engaged in developing, or already nurturing, a school garden in their community.
A national movement of governmental, non-governmental organizations, and non-profit organizations that seek to use Farm to School to build local economy, provide educational enrichment, and increase the health of Americans through connection to our food. As listed by the Minnesota Department of Health, Farm to School components include: local purchasing, school gardens, school garden produce in the cafeteria or classrooms, in-class nutrition or agricultural education, in-class snacks, out-of-classroom learning, or other.
National Farm to School website: www.farmtoschool.org
Duluth Public Schools Farm to School website: https://sites.google.com/a/isd709.org/farm-to-school/home
ISD 709 Duluth Public Schools
Congdon Park students in Mrs. Miller's 5th grade and Ms. Gallinger’s 3rd grade classes are studying the history and cultural significance of Three Sisters Gardens. For more information, here is a link to the newsletter; scroll down to the article: Congdon Park Students Study Three Sisters Garden