Teaching Gardens Growing at World Premiere of “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”

17 Feb


Teaching Gardens co-founder Kelly Meyer the American Heart Association and The California Endowment will showcase a Teaching Garden at the world premiere of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. This special Teaching Garden will then be donated to The Accelerated Charter Elementary Schools, model schools in South Los Angeles.

The American Heart Association Teaching Gardens program provides hands-on learning experience rooted in offering nutritional choices. It is a real life laboratory in which students learn how to plant seeds, nurture the growing plants, harvest the food, and ultimately understand the connection between the environment and their health. For many inner-city children, Teaching Gardens provide them with the only interaction they have between nature and fresh produce.

This is why the association and The California Endowment teamed up with Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. Dr. Seuss’ timeless story reinforces what we know – when you plant the seeds and nurture and harvest the plants, kids learn the value of good eating habits and appreciate the environment.

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax opens in theaters March 2.

Pictures to come!

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