Promise of Peace community gardens off San Saba Drive is home to 32 plots of year-round vegetation maintained by local residents. (Photo by Rasy Ran)

Promise of Peace community gardens off San Saba Drive is home to 32 plots of year-round vegetation maintained by local residents. (Photo by Rasy Ran)

Eating healthy seems to only be a rising concern, especially when it comes to children.

But East Dallas’ Promise of Peace Gardens is giving students a literal taste of nutritious foods they can incorporate into their meals. On Dec. 5 the students and staff of Bayles Elementary will be getting a farm-to-table tasting of fresh produce as a part of the school’s Promise of Peace Seed to Table program. This means around 600 people will be served vegetables like beets, cauliflower and broccoli.

POP organizers are hoping to expand healthy eating and cooking habits throughout the city through the garden. Part of that initiative is the POP Market where residents can get locally grown foods and recipes.

As for the students of Bayles Elementary their next healthy adventure will be cooking classes in Seed to Soul lessons through POP. Christmas may be around the corner but that doesn’t mean staying healthy can’t be an option.

 


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