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November 6, 2012 > Preparing Project EAT's winter harvest

Preparing Project EAT's winter harvest

Submitted By Joe Camero

The Alameda County Office of Education's (ACOE) Project EAT, a nutrition education program, received an additional 20 cubic yards (22,000 lbs.) of WM EarthCare(tm) Homegrown Compost, on October 30. This will help support winter gardens of participating schools. Compost was delivered to Tennyson High School in Hayward and then reallocated to Alameda County school gardens across four school districts including Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Livermore.

Participating Project EAT (Educate, Act, Thrive) schools are now planting winter garden crops including kale, chard, mustard greens, thyme, rosemary and oregano; donated compost will be used to support the soil. Nutrition education and physical activity is promoted through garden-based education and cooking connection classes. Both in-school and after-school programming are available to preschool - 12th grade students.

Last March, Waste Management donated 20 cubic yards of WM EarthCare(tm) Homegrown Compost to support Project EAT's spring planting.

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