Fresh Rx Kids expands community gardening program

Just like the seasonal crops she plants throughout the year, Margaret Duriez’s passion for community gardening — and nutrition advocacy — continues to grow. 

Just in time for March’s National Nutrition Month, the latest project launched last week by her Fresh Rx Kids program — a subsidiary of the charitable Fresh Rx initiative she founded in 2018 — will expand the program.

Pictured left to right at Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s Smith & Moore Family Teen Center in Belle Glade are club member Hardley Gilmore, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County staff member Maurice Humphrey, and club members Briana Brown and SyNyiah West setting up the soil for the educational gardens that are part of the Fresh Rx Kids expanded onsite offerings.

Located at Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s Smith & Moore Family Teen Center in Belle Glade, the new offerings will include more classes in gardening, nutrition and food preparation, as well as onsite educational gardens, where young participants, under the supervision of both Fresh Rx staffers and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County staffers, will get hands-on experience learning the joys and myriad health benefits of growing their own food.

Rebecca R. Ammons

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