Heart Assn. & Firestone Park Grow Together

Healthy Eating in the Park
Posted on 09/18/2020
Image of Teaching Gardens sign(Jade Jarvis for News5Cleveland.com/WEWS)

Learning healthy eating habits is important for kids as they grow up.

The American Heart Association is teaming up with Firestone Park Elementary School in Akron to build a teaching garden so students can have firsthand access to healthy foods. The organization said it's all about making sure the students grow into healthy adults.

The garden outside of the school has become a whole new opportunity for learning for third-grader Gerald Cunningham.

“Well, first we started off watering. Then the second day we did picking,” Cunningham said.

Cunningham is one of the students tending to the school’s community garden just installed last spring.

“Our second-graders come out and they plant in the spring. And then they come in throughout the summer as well as our community, and everyone who takes care of the garden as well, come to harvest,” second grade teacher Julia Spangler said. Read more here >>.
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