advertisement

SLIDESHOW: Backyard garden educates and supplies food for children

Thursday, May 27, 2010 | 10:11 p.m. CDT; updated 3:04 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 28, 2010
This content requires JavaScript and Adobe Flash version 9 or later. Please ensure that JavaScript is enabled in your browser. The latest version of Flash can be downloaded from Adobe's website.
Kilgore’s Medical Pharmacy recently donated land to the Nora Stewart Early Learning Center.

*CLARIFICATION: Kilgore's volunteered the plot for use by the Nora Stewart Early Learning Center and still owns the land. An earlier version of this story said Kilgore's had donated the plot.

COLUMBIA — Kilgore’s Medical Pharmacy recently opened* a plot of land on its property to the Nora Stewart Early Learning Center to start a garden that will supply fresh food for children. Ann Bromstedt, the co-owner of Kilgore’s, came up with this idea and cooperated with the school to put in the garden.

Green beans, tomatoes, peppers, onions, strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumbers, carrots and corn are growing in the garden.

Bromstedt said she intended not only to supply food for children, but also to educate them on where their food comes from.

"We help kids understand their food comes from ground, not just the grocery store," Bromstedt said. "When they understand that, they start to appreciate the food and live a healthier life."

According to Bromstedt, 30 years ago everyone in the neighborhood had a backyard garden.

"We are trying to develop a health partnership with the neighborhood," she said. "Kids learn it for the rest of their lives."

 

 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements