A call for state-funded school gardens

Photo by matthewcrampton; Flickr.
Photo by matthewcrampton; Flickr.

A recent report by the Iowa Policy Project suggests Iowa school districts should have students plant and maintain gardens on school grounds to teach students about plant life and growing fresh food for their own cafeteria.

The author, a junior at the University of Iowa and the Iowa Policy Project intern, said most people don’t understand the environmental impacts of shipping food across the country. She added that it is empowering to grow your own food and know you’re not harming the earth.

To read the full story on RadioIowa, click here.

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