Friday, June 5, 2009

Growing Healthy Youth

We submitted our report back to Slow Food USA this week on our fabulous project at Diablo Community Day School. It was received with enthusiasm, to say the least. And in all fairness, it should have been.

We have been working in a school with students most people would have written off as too difficult in a school district struggling to keep schools open. The students we have spent our time with this year have been transformed in different ways. Some have embraced the garden as theirs and are planning on maintaining it over the summer to attain community service credits. Some view eating new things in a more positive light. Some have decided that they actually like eating fruit and green vegetables. Almost all of them have become more tolerant of us and our crazy ideas.

I encourage all members of Slow Food Delta Diablo to take advantage of the opportunity to meet some of the amazing and inspiring DCD students this summer. Contact one of us to volunteer your time.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool. I think you'll find this story inspiring; it's about the impact of such a garden program on the lives of both the students and the person administering the project. Check it out at; it's part of a site created by Mutual of Omaha to highlight such good works and inspiring stories as yours. Well done and thank you.