During 2017 the Ground Up Tomato Sauce Initiative put into action Healthy Plymouth’s partnership with the non-profit Terra Cura to utilize the recently constructed garden beds throughout our schools and community. Hands-on garden programming was created to allow our youth to plant, care for, and reap the produce from these gardens which included making and eating their own tomato sauce. These gardens present an opportunity for students to reconnect with nature and learn about connections to the food system that have somehow fallen away from people in modern times. Healthy Plymouth’s Amazing Race in September, “Racing towards Prevention from the Ground up”, will fund the garden programming this school year.
The news video below shows the final result of the Tomato Sauce Initiative. Special thanks goes to Eversource, and their Community Relations Manager Dennis Galvam, for their sponsorship of the Amazing Race and support of this program.
Earlier Coverage of the Tomato Sauce Initiative: