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Grow Local South Texas is giving kids hands-on experience with fresh food

The after-school and in-school garden education allows students the opportunity to learn about hands-on all-natural food production and more.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Grow Local South Texas' after-school and in-school garden education returns Aug. 14 to allow community youth the opportunity to learn about hands-on, all-natural food production, sustainability, and healthy food preparation education.

After-school locations include the Antonio E Garcia Arts & Education Center, West Side Helping Hand, and Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Bend. 

The Mary Grett Transition Center is the only location currently offering in-school gardening skills classes.

Classes are held at least twice a week at each location, and currently serve children ages 5-17 after-school, and students ages 17-21.

Engaging, mostly outdoor activities and lessons introduces children to new foods, healthy eating and agricultural concepts, while incorporating math, science, teamwork and other valuable skills.

For enrollment inquires or information about the program, click here.

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