In elementary schools throughout Miami-Dade County, students snack on cranberry hibiscus during class and eat lemongrass-infused rice in the cafeteria.
They help grow the fresh fruits and vegetables themselves in on-campus gardens.
School staff incorporate the crops into lunch menus and send them home with the kids in “harvest bags.”
But the gardens don’t just feed the community. They also help improve students’ science achievement, according to the Education Fund, the nonprofit in charge of the project.