GRANT PARK — Parkside Elementary School is holding a 'Farm to School' workshop on Saturday, March 9th that's open to anyone interested in learning more about how to build and maintain a healthy garden.
School gardens have become more an more popular in recent years, as a way of educating children about healthy living and how to make healthy food choices.
First Lady Michelle Obama visited Burgess-Peterson Academy in East Atlanta in 2011 to highlight healthy eating and view the students' school garden.
Parkside's workshop goes from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at 685 Mercer St.
The program will include discussions on 3 main topics:
- Easy Nutrition & Gardening Lessons using Common Core Standards with Jenna Mobley
- Best Practices for the Garden with Stephanie Van Parys
- The State of Farm to School - Advocate! with Ellie Martin
The program is free and open to the public. Free Snacks will also be provided.
As a bonus and for those who want to volunteer, participants will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty and help out in the Parkside Elementary garden.