Farm Bureau applauds state efforts to bolster nutrition and education with WE Garden
» May 20, 2009 «
Healthy families depend on healthy California farms to supply the fruits, vegetables, meat, nut and dairy products that feed consumers in the nation and around the world. The new WE Garden in our state's Capitol Park will help to bolster messages of nutrition, while connecting legislators, schoolchildren, teachers and visitors to common foods they eat each day and how they are grown.
"When working families rely on convenience foods to get through each day, they not only lose the experience of flavor, they subject themselves to foods with little nutritional value. As farmers, we know the joy of growing healthy foods for our families and for the consumers we serve. This garden will be a living classroom where everyone can see the care and nurturing that goes into the everyday foods we have all grown to love and depend on," said Doug Mosebar, president of the California Farm Bureau Federation.
"Everyone should experience the feeling of getting their hands dirty, seeing a seed sprout into a ripe red tomato, a stalk of celery, a head of broccoli or a fresh peach plucked straight from the tree. This is a great project and we hope people will further appreciate the hard-working farm families that ensure we all have a locally grown supply of fresh foods," he stated.
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of 85,000 members statewide.
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