A student team from the Granite Technical Institute is working to help families in the community become self-sufficient.
As part of their project for the Future Problem Solving Program, the team is teaching families and young students how to grow their own food. Here’s an excerpt from the team’s project outline:
“Many people in our local community have been raised without the knowledge or experience of growing their own produce. They’ve only ever received their food from grocery stores, and most of the food that they consume isn’t very healthy.”
“Refugees face many issues when it comes to nutrition. The most pressing matter is the fact that they are commonly malnourished. They may not get to eat the foods from their home country, which compromises their health.”
“We hope that that our CmPs project will make the current generation fully aware about agricultural and environmental interactions.”
The team kicked off the project by visiting Woodrow Wilson Elementary to help kids plant seeds in a small garden kit.