BALDWIN COUNTY, GA – The Baldwin County School District aims to promote agricultural skills and healthy nutrition among children by planting butterfly-shaped gardens in schools on campus.
All Baldwin County farms are part of the school program.
Akty Mayweather is the Vegetarian Health Coordinator and Project Manager at each school. She works for the school nutrition office, and her job is to look at ways to improve student health.
Baldwin recently received funding and funding from the Rotary Club School of Agriculture for USDA.
They are collaborating with the University of Georgia through the Connect to Protect program to promote indigenous plants in the garden.
“These local plants are there to feed our butterflies and bees,” says Mayweather.
They have partnered with Fort Valley State University to find and maintain gardens in every school in the district. Each school has the ability to teach using the garden.
“We hope to raise the next generation of farmers,” Mayweather said. We start learning early.
To grow food, especially schools with gardens, members of the FoodCorps Service will stick together for a year to teach students about dusting, planting, tasting and food-based curricula.
Butterflies in government gardens come from government plants.
Related: ‘Re-investing in our people’: $ 100 million revitalization project at Macon Mall
Related: Navy Patriot to open BBQ in Dublin in former Roberts Barbecue building