Following up on work that began last year, students in this year’s Llano Grande class have been developing a research project around the idea of health and nutrition.
Under this project, the young leaders are exploring the food they are served in school, what access they have to food at home, and what implications exist for their health, their quality of life and the way they view the world.
As part of that research, Llano Grande students are also engaging in the creation of a garden, where they will experiment with growing their own food, participating in the “slow food” movement and learning what alternatives exist for their consumption. As students learn about healthy options, community sustainability and the social issues around food, they hope to continue sharing their learning with their community.
This video represents the beginning of that garden project. It was filmed at the Mercado Gardens, a project hosted by the Delta Region Revitalization Corporation in Edcouch, TX. You can view it below, or by clicking HERE.