October 20, 2021

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The Education People

Van Buren faculty gardens make improvements to university student health with assist of FoodCorps

For Drew Cone, neighborhood gardens are extra than a put for area, fresh meals – they are spaces that have transformed college students. 

Cone, the athletic functions director and faculty wellness coordinator for the Van Buren Faculty District, states the group backyard even aided a scholar who had struggled with creating.  

“Teachers gave them plan after idea, and they just would not publish. Just about when the back garden started off, we took them out to the back garden, and they had been just astonished at observing produce increase,” he said. “That just sparked their interest in creating, and so they wrote about what was escalating in the backyard garden. That manufactured us all cry.”  

Training and inspiration are just a handful of of the impacts that FoodCorps has made on pupils in Van Buren schools through maintaining gardens on campuses.