SCYC Hamlet Students Learn About Health Value of Vegetables

Cecilia Torres-Bowman and Rev. Kyle Wright and two students show the vegetables they grew in the garden

Remember when you were a kid and mom scolded you for not eating your vegetables? The Starke County Youth Club Hamlet site students have just completed a project that focused on the health effects of eating vegetables.

Last week, the students took visitors on a trip through their garden, showing off the healthy vegetables they had raised. There was everything from radishes to leafy greens in specially-built growing boxes.

The highlight of the program was the presentation of baskets full of fresh vegetables to the St. Mathew’s church and Community Services food pantries.

It was apparent that the students had learned a valuable life lesson. When asked how many vegetables a person should eat each day, one participant was quick to answer, “three to five servings.”

This is just one of the many vegetable growing boxes the students had