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The Difference a Seed Can Make

Their World: China Grove, Rowan County

How They Shaped It: Developing and maintaining a garden is simple. But as the students at Millbridge Elementary discovered, the effects a garden can have on a community are profound. While students cultivated a community garden for school, teachers and parents taught the value of healthy eating and active lifestyles. Now, students not only have access to a garden, but inspirational programs and policies that stimulate healthy eating habits for everyone.

Their Successes:

  • A new sidewalk connected the school to the new garden
  • Healthy eating habits became more common with teachers and cafeteria managers serving fresh fruits and vegetables at least twice a week