Thanks to donations from national food purveyors, a Baltimore City school was able to build a small garden to their Central Forrest Park campus.
Jacob Klein of Klein's Shoprite of Maryland and Dole Packaged Foods teamed with the Captain Planet Foundation to donate a Learning Garden to Liberty Elementary School in early June.
The learning garden program provides a physical context for students to explore the multidisciplinary learning of subjects ranging from nutrition and science to social studies, math, and language arts. Inquisitive youngsters are also afforded the chance to expand their palates by trying healthy foods and learning where what they eat comes from. Classes will work in a real garden, doing hands on scientific investigations and finding real-world applications for math and writing.
The Captain Planet Foundation is a grant-making foundation that funds more than 2,000 interactive environmental education projects with schools and nonprofits that serve children in all 50 states and in 23 countries, affecting more than 1.2 million children.