GOLD RIVER, CA - Students at Gold River Discovery Center have been working hard on their latest "green" project: A community center garden. The quarter of an acre garden is 100-percent organic and completely run by the kids and families of Gold River Discovery.
The volunteer project was started in May of this year by the first through fourth grade classes at Gold River.
Program director, Amanda Louden says although the project started as a fun craft for the students, it has now turned into a way for kids to take pride in what they eat.
"It has been an amazing experience, the kids are really connecting with what they are growing," she said.
Fourth grader Isobel Ruiz and her family help cultivate and care for the community garden. Ruiz says knowing she planted the vegetables she eats helps her enjoy them even more.
"When I pick them myself it helps me think, we helped grow this it's gonna be really good," said Ruiz.
Louden says with the remaining space in the garden the school hopes to start a small orchard and native plant section. firstname.lastname@example.org