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Summer chores may include used tractor, while Wisconsin program encourages gardening as well

Friday, July 23, 2010

Young people are being taught how to garden through class in Wisconsin.
Young people are being taught how to garden through class in Wisconsin.

In the past, many young people may have used tractors to take care of lawns.

However, according to a recent report from Wisconsin's Ozaukee Press, a summer school class being offered by the Port Washington-Saukville School District is teaching children how to garden. The paper reports that 25 youngsters have enrolled in the class and will work on planting a variety of plants.

"It's a lot of work, but it's worth it because the food is delicious," 12-year-old Lexi Wiebelhaus told the Press. "Vegetables definitely taste better if you grow them."

Such programs may come as a welcomed sign to both parents and officials in the Obama administration. First Lady Michelle Obama has made it a goal to improve the way younger people in the country eat through her Let's Move campaign.

The project provides parents with information and support regarding food choices and keeping children physically active. It also strives to make affordable and health foods available to consumers across the country.

Furthermore, schools across the country have turned to planting their own gardens and using the fruits of their labor to supplement lunchroom meals.ADNFCR-2034-ID-19905891-ADNFCR

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