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Sacramento students seek online votes to win $1,000 for school garden project

Votes must be received by noon PST on Thursday, November 29, 2012.

Edible Sac High is in the running to win $1,000 through GOOD Maker, a new online platform for catalyzing social change. GOOD has asked the community to submit ideas on how to create better food experiences, and will invite the public to choose a winner. Edible Sac High proposes to use the funds to expand and develop the garden at Sacramento High School, and needs votes from Sacramento vote to win.

Visit the project page at http://growmethod.maker.good.is and click “Vote for this idea” to vote for Edible Sac High. Votes must be received by noon PST on Thursday, November 29, 2012.

Sacramento High School’s low-income, minority students are at high-risk for obesity, diabetes and related health issues. Edible Sac High empowers students to change damaging health behavior by adopting good food choices.

"The students are very excited that there is a possibility they can finally get the supplies they need to get this garden growing," said Erika Dimmler, project manager for Edible Sac High. "This money can help us get most of the tools we will need for the early phase in this garden. We can purchase tools like shovels, hoes, trowels, weeders and hoses, compost bins and gloves."

Launched early last month at Sacramento High School, Edible Sac High is transforming student relationships with food.

Edible Sac High will expand it’s small organic garden to be a hands-on lab—providing produce for nutrition education and cooking activities, and serve as a focus of community engagement and environmental education.

Community partners will teach nutrition education, sustainable gardening, and healthy food preparation. Students will test recipes for healthy lunches, advocate for a better salad bar in the cafeteria and host new food samplings. Student-grown produce will be used, reinforcing the "farm to fork" concept. By mastering ideas of eating seasonal, locally-grown food, students will promote healthier eating in the school and community.

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