December 1, 2015
Sonoma County preschoolers go hands-on with veggies
With a $94,580 federal grant, North Bay Children’s Center, a nonprofit operator of six Sonoma County preschools, has bolstered its nutrition education curriculum with a program built on local farms and gardening, designed to foster healthier eating habits and a greater understanding of where fresh food comes from.
The center is partnering in the effort with Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County, or 4Cs, and Community Alliance with Family Farmers. The grant pays for garden supplies at 15 Sonoma County preschools, monthly produce deliveries from local farmers that include materials about the farmer and farming process, and related teaching activities and supplies.
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