(HawaiiNewsNow) - Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit created by Whole Foods Market, is currently extending $2 million in grants to more than 1,000 schools across the country to build or expand upon school or community gardens.
Planting gardens at home are a great way to give your family access to fresh produce and get your keiki involved in the food they are eating.Home gardens establish an understanding of where food comes from and helps to bridge the connection of a healthy planet with a healthy body.
Getting children excited about eating the food they grow themselves establishes healthy eating habits that are especially critical at a young age.
Six schools on Oahu and Maui have each received $2,000 grants to fund their own gardens. Ke Kula 'O Samuel M. Kamakau (Kane'ohe), Kainalu Elementary (Kailua), Makaha Elementary (Makaha), and Waikiki Elementary (Honolulu) as well as Kihei Elementary (Kihei) and Kihei Charter School (Kihei) were selected as recipients for garden grants. Whole Kids Foundation fundraising kicks off in stores next week and will run through September 13 to raise money to fund even more garden grants for island schools.
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