Fremont Elementary opens sustainable garden with $35,000 grant

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Thanks to a $35,000 grant, a Delano elementary school is promoting health and wellness on campus by building a sustainable garden.

Fremont Elementary School vice principal Janice Vargas applied for the grant. She says a large percentage of the student population suffers from obesity. 

Community members came together over the weekend to prepare the garden boxes so students can begin planting seeds. 

As a result of the grant, the school plans to have students commit to an hour of exercise, grow a garden and learn to create simple and nutritious recipes. The school also installed eight new filtered water dispensers so students cut back on sugary drinks. 
 

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