A Good Food Garden™ Is A Shining Star In Austin

Teich Garden Systems LLC announced the completion of a new Good Food Garden™ at the River City Youth Foundation in Austin, Texas.
By: Jared Finkelstein
June 1, 2012 - PRLog -- Teich Garden Systems LLC announced the completion of a new Good Food Garden™ at the River City Youth Foundation in Austin, Texas.  The garden was sponsored by Scripps Networks Interactive and its Food Network together with Time Warner Cable and Share Our Strength. The garden provides a platform to give kids hands-on learning about where food comes from and to improve their nutritional knowledge.  The Austin garden is the 38th Good Food Garden built by Teich Garden Systems around the country and the second in The Lone Star State.

The opening of the garden and first planting day was attended by State Representative Eddie Rodriguez and David Kercheval from the Texas Department of Agriculture.  Employees of Scripps Networks and children from River City Youth Foundation planted cucumbers, peppers, watermelon, spinach, beans and herbs.  Even the rain could not dampen the spirits of everyone participating in the event.

“Too many kids in America go hungry every day. Good Food Gardens are a great way to introduce children to nutritious fruits and vegetables–food they might not try otherwise. Research shows that if they are the ones who grow it, they are more likely to eat it,” said Kathy Brabson, area vice president of operations for Time Warner Cable. “By working with River City Youth Foundation, this Good Food Garden can provide benefits to youth, their families and the local communities year round. “

Mark Teich, founder of TGS, noted, “The Good Food Garden initiative established by Scripps Networks Interactive continues to address a serious health problem in our country by teaching children and their families about sustainable gardening and encouraging them to adopt healthier eating habits.  Scripps Networks and their charitable partner, Share Our Strength, and Time Warner Cable have taken an important step in improving the long-term health of this community. We are thrilled that our gardens can be a part of this initiative literally from coast-to-coast.”

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 Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable Inc. is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other.

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 River City Youth Foundation

The River City Youth Foundation takes an innovative approach to prevention and learning. Over 3,000 youth and families are served annually through annual community activities which promote a family-friendly neighborhood in which to raise safe, healthy, and happy children.  Supporting the whole family is key through services such as counseling, training, and case management. Through licensed professional counselors and parent outreach workers, RCYF provides year round advocacy, training, and case management services to youth and their families.

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