Local Students Build Garden Beds Through Umpqua Health Alliance Grant

September 25, 2018

Roseburg Junior Academy and Freemont Middle School are the first two schools in Douglas County to be approved for free garden beds under the Kitchen Garden Project. Funding to build the garden beds was made possible by a grant from the Umpqua Health Alliance. Nearly a dozen fourth through eighth graders constructed frames for three garden beds, carefully added two layers of soil and planted vegetable seeds. The aim is to get students outside to create, sustain and harvest vegetable gardens to promote healthy eating habits that can improve overall health and reduce the risk from major illnesses due to poor health choices.

 

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