Grant helps kids learn about gardening, nutrition

USDA grant is part of People's Garden School Pilot program.

May 21— --- A $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service People’s Garden School Pilot Program grant is helping kids at Waterloo (Iowa) Community Schools learn about gardening.

The grant was awarded to the “Healthy Gardens, Healthy Youth” partnership, which includes Washington State University, Iowa State University Extension Services, Cornell University and the University of Arkansas. Researchers from WSU Thursday toured the gardens at Lowell and in Dunkerton.