Will teach youth how to grow, cook, market and sell food
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 3, 2014) — Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Louisville officials, and local youth broke ground Wednesday on a program designed to teach young people about nutrition and how to grow, cook, market, and sell their own food.
Comer was joined by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and city councilwoman Attica Scott to launch the Seed to Sale initiative at the Parkland Boys and Girls Club at 3200 Greenwood Ave.
“Connecting young people to gardening is a proven way to move the needle when it comes to children accepting fresh fruits and vegetables – they will eat what they grow,” Fischer said. “Community gardens and programs like this also build entrepreneurial skills in young people, and they build stronger, safer, and more connected and engaged neighborhoods and communities.”
Funds were raised through the May auction of misappropriated items obtained from former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer.