CAMM: Kids work together on new East Austin community garden
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East Austin has a new community garden, which will be cared for by kids involved with the River City Foundation--an organization that helps youth in the Dove Springs neighborhood.
Their new garden is brought to them as part of a charitable program, Good Food Gardens.
Beth Olson Drew with the Texas Hunger Initiative said introducing kids to the science behind agriculture is good for a number of reasons.
"Programs like this feed children and it also encourages them to get excited about healthy food and it teaches nutrition," she said.
After the food is harvested, the kids have plans to cook meals and invite neighbors to come and eat.
YNN's parent company, Time Warner Cable, is a sponsor of the garden as part of an initiative to foster interest in science, technology, engineering and math among youth.
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