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Program helps children grow in more ways than one

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Seed to Sale, a new urban garden project at Parkland Boys & Girls Club, was announced on Wednesday. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Seed to Sale, a new urban garden project at Parkland Boys & Girls Club, was announced on Wednesday. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Children in one Louisville program are growing more than just their skills.

Seed to Sale, a new urban garden project at Parkland Boys & Girls Club, was announced on Wednesday.

Children in the program are leaning everything from planting and tending to a garden to cooking food and understanding nutrition. They are also learning how to sell their produce, which is helping to improve their math, health and business knowledge.

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said, “This is a project we've envisioned for a long time and we think this is just the first of many to come on down the road.”

Mayor Greg Fischer said of the program, “Bringing more good, healthy food into this inner city and really showing how important that partnership it is between rural areas of the state and urban areas of the state. There are a lot of things that bring us together and food certainly is one of them.”

The 27-week program began in the classroom in May and will run through November.

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