Teach a child to grow their own vegetables, to cook their own food, to respect the land and enjoy dirt under their fingernails – that, is an education that will last a lifetime.
Healthy Communities Coalition and Community Roots are proud to team up with Lyon County School District in providing gardens in almost every school in the county with a goal 100% school garden participation in Lyon County by 2018.
These gardens feature hoop houses which are "low tech greenhouses" that extend the growing season, as well as outdoor gardens to keep the food supply growing during the summer and fall months.
Children are taught by teachers, farmers and school interns in the process of planting, maintaining and harvesting food for their schools. School gardens are an innovative way to educated our youth about helping sustain themselves and sustain our planet.