DETROIT, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) — The American Heart Association awarded three Michigan schools with grants for garden programs.

The schools include:

  • Charles Drew Transition Center in Detroit
  • Hamilton Elementary-Middle School in Detroit
  • Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, MI

The AHA in collaboration with Kelly Meyer, founder of OneSun, and Gail Becker, CEO of CAULIPOWER are boosting garden-based learning nationwide to support healthy food access and innovation in nutrition education.

Meyer and Becker provided a combined $125,000 which was distributed through 50 grants to members of the Association’s Teaching Gardens Network®, which plays an important role in school nutrition instruction, as it is rooted in the American Heart Association’s science and nutritional guidelines coupled with information from gardening and education experts.

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