Chicago's "Eat What You Grow" Program Teaches the Importance of Local Food to Young Students

Chicago public schools are starting young when it comes to teaching students the benefits — and safety measures — in growing their own food. The city’s “Eat What You Grow” program includes five schools, including those at the elementary level. From basics like sweet peppers to unique fare like okra and kohlrabi, harvesting their own crops allows students to learn about different ingredients while reaping the benefits of eating freshly and transparently.

Imagine if all cities adopted programs like this? In an age where local food is in the foreground — and we don’t see that stopping — these are the steps we need to be taking for future generations. Read More