Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Student Gardens Partner with Health Department

If the people can't get to the farm, bring the farm to the people.

That's the philosophy behind a new partnership between the Berrien County Health Department and Andrews University's student garden to operate a mobile farmers' market this year.

Garth Woodruff, an Andrews horticulture instructor who oversees the garden project, said it is unbelievable that there are people in Berrien County who can't get freshly grown produce.

"It is shocking to me that in this county, where 90 percent of the land is used for agriculture, where you can't find better vegetable growing land in the region, and probably the United States, you would have food deserts in areas such as Berrien Springs, Benton Harbor and Niles," Woodruff said.

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