A Good Food Garden™ Blooms In Avondale

Teich Garden Systems LLC announced the completion of a new Good Food Garden™ at the U.S. Bank Boys & Girls Club in Avondale, Ohio. The Avondale garden is the 36th Good Food Garden built by Teich Garden Systems around the country.
By: Jared Finkelstein
April 16, 2012 - PRLog -- Teich Garden Systems LLC announced the completion of a new Good Food Garden™ at the U.S. Bank Boys & Girls Club in Avondale, Ohio.  The garden was sponsored by Scripps Networks Interactive and its Food Network. The garden provides a platform to give kids hands-on learning about where food comes from and to improve their nutritional knowledge.  The Avondale garden is the 36th Good Food Garden built by Teich Garden Systems around the country.

The opening of the garden and first planting day was attended by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, John Lansing, President of Scripps Networks Interactive and chef and television personality Aarti Sequeira.  Employees of Scripps Networks and members of the Boys & Girls Club planted collard and mustard greens, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and assorted lettuce.

Craig A. Rice, President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati stated, “We are thrilled to have this garden which will bring fresh vegetables to the food desert of Avondale.  The Good Food Garden will allow our children to grow fresh vegetables for themselves, their family and the community.   We will also be able to teach reading, research, presentations, writing, science and math in the garden helping us to achieve our mission which can be summed up in seven words: ‘graduate, fit for life, ready to serve.”

Mark Teich, founder of TGS, noted, “We are gratified to be working with Scripps Networks Interactive for the fifth consecutive year to design and install Good Food Gardens.  We know that Scripps Networks Interactive and their charitable partner, Share Our Strength, have made an impact on numerous communities around the country.  When children participate in school or community garden programs, they become more curious about different types of foods they might not otherwise try and broaden their tastes.  That can only be good for their lifetime eating habits.  We are thrilled to be a part of that effort.”

About Teich Garden Systems

Teich Garden Systems custom designs and installs animal-resistant, sustainable school, community and residential garden systems for gardeners of all ages and abilities. Teich Garden Systems require very little upkeep and maintenance enabling you to enjoy your garden's bounty with minimal effort.

About Scripps Networks Interactive

Scripps Networks Interactive is a leading developer of high-profile, lifestyle-oriented content for many media platforms including television, digital, mobile and publishing. The company's media portfolio includes popular lifestyle brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and country music network Great American Country (GAC).  Good Food Gardens is a trademark of Scripps Networks Interactive.

About Share Our Strength®

Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry Campaign™—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs, invests in community organizations fighting hunger, teaches families how to cook healthy meals on a budget, and builds public-private partnerships to end hunger, both nationally and at the state level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, www.bgcgc.org, provide FREE daily meal and afterschool and summer programming for 10,000 children between the ages of 6 and 18 at eleven locations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  As the region’s premiere youth development agency, the Boys & Girls Clubs strive to provide a safe, positive environment focused on enrichment activities that support high school graduation, fitness-for-life and community service.
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