Friday, May 7, 2010

Houston School's Community Garden Off to a Great Start

The community garden at Betsy Ross Elementary in Houston is a great example of agriculture flourishing in urban settings.

The school recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the garden, made possible by the Texas Department of Agriculture's Urban Schools Agricultural Grant Program. Betsy Ross Elementary was awarded $2,500 for its project, "Learning and Growing the Food We Eat."

The project will act as an outdoor classroom for students, teachers and the entire community. The garden will help students understand the important role agriculture plays in their lives, while teaching them about healthy eating.

Congratulations to the teachers and students at Betsy Ross! I'd like to also extend a special thanks to Borden Milk Products and Kitchen Craft International for their generosity in making this grant program possible.

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