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One Cool Earth offering garden lessons for students online

–One Cool Earth, a countywide nonprofit that teaches elementary school students how to grow vegetables outdoors, will launch a weekly online video series on April 1. The 6-minute videos will offer lessons and activities from garden educators for parents and guardians to incorporate into their daily lives.

“Given the school closures, the OCE team designed simple, fun, and educational-based videos on subjects ranging from seeds to composting. When children help grow their food, they’re far more likely to try eating healthy things,” said board member Dawn Ortiz-Legg. “When kids eat vegetables, they are more likely to eat them as adults, making our whole community healthier.”

One Cool Earth has been partnering with SLO County schools since 2010. It provides a part-time garden educator who teaches fun and academically rigorous classes each week that incorporate healthy eating and environmental stewardship. They work with 15 schools across SLO county with nine garden educators.

The video series will be produced weekly, along with weekly recipes that can be prepared as a family, until our schools reopen. The videos will be available at and on the nonprofit’s Facebook page at and



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