Children and teenagers today inherit the typical U.S. American diet of highly processed, everyday junk foods that has come to characterize the average American’s food habits. Childhood obesity and diet related diseases are becoming all too common. Some children don’t even recognize raw vegetables when they see them because they never encounter them in their daily meals.

But what if we could reverse this trend? What if we could not just inspire kids to eat healthy, but to get outside, away from television, smartphone and computer screens, and get their hands in the dirt? The educational gardening movement is doing just that.

Join us Tuesday, July 17  (5-8pm) at the Bedford Area Family YMCA for the monthly Land and Table potluck and garden tour. We will be hosted by Mark and Allison Angelini as they discuss: their work with the educational garden at the YMCA for the past year, how the garden is impacting the kids who interact with the garden, and educational garden design.

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When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 (5-8pm)

(5:00-5:45) Networking
(5:45-6:45) Potluck
(6:45-8:00) Garden Tour and discussion with Mark and Allison Angelini

This event is rain or shine. The potluck will be under a shelter.

Bring:
1) A healthy dish to share.
2) Your own dishware.
3) A friend or two.
4) Cash donations are welcome and help us keep these gatherings going.

Location: Bedford Area Family YMCA, 1111 Turnpike Road Bedford, VA 24523

Bring a friend and please RSVP on Facebook or via the website here.

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