The young gardeners at I.M. Terrell and Van Zandt-Guinn elementary schools have been busy tending to their organic goods. Now their mustard greens, beets and red and green leaf lettuces will be used for a Nov. 12 fund raiser at GRACE Restaurant to help benefit REAL School Gardens.
GRACE chef Blaine Staniford and owner Adam Jones visited the schools this week to tour the gardens and talk to students about healthy eating. At right are Terrell students showing off their garden. Below is Staniford preparing a healthy snack for Van Zandt-Guinn.
REAL School Gardens is a local non-profit that works with 74 campuses across the area to create gardens. Earlier this month, the group received the local organization award for its outstanding service by the North American Association for Environmental Education. Tracy Hollis, program facilitator for the Grand Prairie school district's
Natural Science Education Center, won the NAAEE's award for outstanding service by an individual.