19 Apr '11, 6pm

Building Community Food Security

, a nonprofit food advocacy group in Columbus, Ohio, seems to have it figured out. The group’s origin traces back to 2002, when a collaboration among several local organizations created community gardens and a nutrition education program with a food security grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They started some of the gardens at Head Start schools (Head Start is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families). It was at this time that I met some of the Local Matters members, and they offered me and my husband the opportunity to invite the Head Start children to our farm to show them the animals, garden and orchard. The visits helped give the children a sense of where their food comes from, and familiarized them with whole, healthy foods many hadn’t seen b...

Full article: http://www.motherearthnews.com/article.aspx?id=2147493657

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