Free wholesome consuming program strengthens the group

Interactive garden teaches children to grow and cook healthy food

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Harvest Hope Garden in the Tampa University area is a place where children and adults in the community can learn how to grow and prepare their food.

“[We’re] show how to cook with all five senses and how to deal with the kitchen at a young age and get someone on their way when it comes to feeding not only their stomach, but also their mind, body and nutrition her soul, “said Dhalia Bumbaca, CEO of Wellfed Community.

In this free course, kids will learn how to make a healthy snack from what they grow in the garden.

“We’re trying to use recipes without heat. Our goal is that it’s not something you can’t come home from school and make yourself,” said Bumbaca.

“It makes me happy,” said 7-year-old Zaiden Blake. “Me [sic] and my siblings can make food for my own family. “

“I get to plant and eat the strawberries here, and I really like growing the ingredients for soups and all that,” said 8-year-old KJ Jinkins.

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The program is part of the University Area Community Development Corporation, which is committed to positive change.

“We think it’s really important to give the people of the area the opportunity to come together to educate themselves. To learn and grow and create a sense of community impact that this community lacks. Learn new skills and make meaningful friendships in the process, “said Sarah Combs, CEO of the University Area CDC.

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