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Austin Kids Learn The Value of Food

Posted: Jun. 26th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Learning a lot about the real value of food and loving every moment of it, Austin elementary school students went on parade after a two-week learning experience that gave the little tykes firsthand experience with cultivating crops, a valuable life lesson for a generation that thinks food comes from a can or package.

Most of the Republic Square Park Farmer's Market regulars know all about where their food comes from, but some of the younger patrons don't have a clue.

"They don't care. They just eat whatever they have at the table and that's it," said mother of two, Liliana Torres.

Which is why Torres signed her two kids up for Creative Action's summer camp.

"This is the funnest camp I've ever been to," exclaimed 10-year-old Dylan Torres.

For two weeks about 100 kids from various Austin elementary schools learned the process of getting produce from the ground to the table.


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