Green Thumbs in the Classroom - Carolina Country

Green Thumbs in the Classroom

Kids get their hands dirty through Project Learning Garden

Green Thumbs in the Classroom

“I want my veggies!”

What? You never hear that at your house?

Well, sometimes a kid needs to grow vegetables to want to eat them. The Captain Planet Foundation knows this, and its Project Learning Garden initiative helps students learn about food and nature through hands-on school gardens.

Emma Elementary in Asheville is the first NC school to get a grant through the program. Last fall, its students munched on lettuce and made salad dressing to celebrate their garden’s opening. This spring, they will be happily getting their hands dirty again. Other schools are welcome to apply!

To learn more about the program, visit

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