Cultivating healthy eating habits at North Philly vegetable garden

Urbanstead

Photo: Urbanstead

By Aaron Moselle (Newsworks/WHYY)

From a quarter-acre plot in North Philadelphia, Lisa Gaidanowicz wants to inspire an organic shift toward healthier eating.

Earlier this year, she launched Urbanstead, an organization that teaches students about the benefits of growing and consuming fresh produce by getting their hands dirty and having them literally taste the fruits of their labor.

The hope is that the lessons learned will not only nudge them toward eating fewer corner-store favorites, but also prompt the students to share that knowledge with other kids.

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