Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Planting the seed for better health - The Cayman edible schoolyard project

Lyneth Monteith, Acting Campus Manager for George Hicks High School and Maureen Cubbon, Marketing and Health & Wellness Manager at Generali Worldwide, pictured at the GHHS school garden, the site for “Project Grow”.

Maureen Cubbon
Published on Sunday, August 2, The Observer

Taking inspiration from overseas edible schoolyard projects, Generali Worldwide has partnered with George Hicks Campus to launch a schoolyard garden initiative for the coming 2009-2010 school year called “Project Grow”. The project will help develop a sustainable schoolyard garden where students help plan and execute the garden and have hands on experience learning about healthy eating and the importance of nutritional choices.

“We are excited to partner with George Hicks for our pilot project”, states Maureen Cubbon, Marketing and Health & Wellness Manager for Generali Worldwide. “This program uses food through sustainable agriculture as the vehicle to learn about healthy foods and nutrition and for bringing about personal growth and transformation. This project is something we have been working on for some time now, so it is really satisfying to see that it is coming to life.”...see full article.

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