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Mississippi families and students plant Gardens in the Gulf 

May 8, 2012

Captain Planet Foundation and Youth Villages recently teamed up to help some of the Mississippi families in our programs learn the basics of organic gardening along with healthy eating.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Captain Planet Foundation, Youth Villages staff and families were able to join Pascagoula High School students and faculty to celebrate Gardens in the Gulf Day, learn the science of organic gardening and construct a garden in the school’s own courtyard. Several Youth Villages families attended the event to learn organic gardening skills and take the newly acquired skills back to their own yards where they built organic gardens with the help of materials provided by the Planet Foundation grant.

Tending of the gardens can also be therapeutic for the families and youths, leading to better communications and problem solving skills. The grant has already helped enhance an existing organic vegetable, herb and flower garden at the Youth Villages-Inner Harbour campus in Douglasville, Ga.

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