Grant helps students get their hands dirty

LifeCycles Project wins $25,000 from Keg for school project

Five schools in the Capital Region will soon have new gardens to teach students how to grow food.

The LifeCycles Project and the Capital Regional District teamed up to create an initiative called Growing Schools: From Classroom to Table, which recently won a $25,000 grant from the Keg Steakhouse and Bar’s Thanks a Million campaign.

LifeCycles’ education and outreach co-ordinator Danielle Stevenson said the five schools that will receive gardens haven’t been chosen yet.

The Growing Schools initiative aims to teach young people about food, health and climate change through hands-on gardening. Students will be able to participate in on-site workshops that are related to their studies in other subjects, such as math and science.

LifeCycles is an organization that helps and encourages urban people to grow food.