Students learn about healthy eating, sustainability

Here at the Phoenix Renews Garden, students are learning about healthy eating and sustainability all thanks to the

- Here at the Phoenix Renews Garden, students are learning about healthy eating and sustainability all thanks to the Mollen Foundation.

"Students can grow the food, they harvest it and then they can save the seeds for next season," said Paige Mollen director of the foundation.

Mollen says this garden was stared in September from the ground up and now nearly 25 to 30 students are here daily tilling the land.

"We wanted to help the community out and we wanted to give something tangible, something that we could bring to them," Claudia Rivera said.

This farm to table collaborative is continuing to grow with the help from donations.

This Sunday, for the first time, a celebrity golf tournament will be held at the Camelback Golf Club to raise funds for the foundation.

"In this space, right here, we're building a learning kitchen and it will fit about 24 to 30 students and we'll have learning cooking stations and they'll harvest right from the garden behind us and cook food right here on site," Mollen said.

Students will be able to take some of the food they make in the future kitchen home to their families.


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