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Transylvania Boys & Girls Club's 'Harvest Project' Benefits From N.C. GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Grant


Last updated 8/28/2017 at 5:47pm

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Club members entering fifth grade this fall show their excitement for the produce they harvested in the club's garden this summer. This produce was planted as tiny seeds by the members months prior. Through year-round maintenance and caring for the garden, the members are also eager to enjoy their harvest.

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County is excited to expand its garden science program, Harvest Project. The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Found-ation grant allows needed expansion for it.

Harvest Project teaches members about where food comes from and why it matters through hands-on experiences, including tending to a garden. Members learn the value of eating healthy foods, seasonality and life cycles of plants, food production and distribution.

Club members have harvested more than 5,000 pounds of produce in the past several years. Most harvested produce is gi...

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