Vegan preschool builds its own garden
Contributed by VeggieGirl
LONGMONT — BellaVita School has taken its vegan menu into the hands of
The Longmont preschool at 641 Terry St. has created a community garden
behind its building. The hope is to grow 5 percent of the school's
food there, owner Rachel Frisius-Henderson said.
BellaVita is licensed to care for nine children a day; 12 children
attend the school throughout the week, Frisius-Henderson said.
"It's a fun project for the kids," she said of the garden. "When they
grow their own food, they're more likely to try different foods."
The children already have tried some basil from their garden on homemade pizza.
"They were really excited. Everyone ate it, even if it was green,"
Frisius-Henderson said with a laugh.
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Approved by andyba on June 08,2008 | 13:31:44