MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – All summer long, kids at Anthony Middle School in Minneapolis have been growing veggies.
But their garden is different than most.
The raised beds are in the shape of pizza slices, and the produce goes to a nearby pizza restaurant.
“This garden represents a way for kids to learn about where food comes from, but not just from a text book, by getting their hands dirty, by watching the vegetables grow,” said Ann Kim of Pizzeria Lola. “Then it comes full circle, delivering the harvest and watching the harvest become food.”
On Friday, the kids got to eat some of their veggies during their final harvesting, and they also began planting for next year.
“I didn’t know that we’d be able to grow enough food to give it to some place that they could actually use it, but now I think its really neat how that happened,” said Allison Breen, an Anthony Middle student.
For one week, starting Friday, Pizzeria Lola will donate 25 percent of what diners spend to the Anthony Middle School garden project.
Last year the restaurant donated $2,900.