The Dawes Garden of Eatin'

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The Dawes School Garden of Eatin' in Evanston, IL was founded in 2004.  All students in our elementary school participate in a spring planting and in a spring and fall harvest and tasting.  As students prepare the soil for planting, they learn how organic gardening practices are related to their personal health as well as to the health of the environment.  The tasting of freshly harvested greens is a spring ritual at our school now and at the fall harvest we gather to celebrate our diverse culinary traditions.  It is exciting to see how the garden is educating our students about healthier food choices as well as  helping to change the culture around food in our school community.  Learn more about our garden program at

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