The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that it will award $1 million in grants for eligible high-poverty schools to start community gardens.
The goal: to teach students about gardening and nutrition and to provide fresh produce for school meals. Some of the harvest may also be given to students' families, as well as to local food banks and senior-center nutrition programs according to the USDA announcement. (www.fns.usda.gov).
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