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Harvest a Healthy Life At Community Garden

Join the classes to learn how to stay fit and grow food for yourself and your family.

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It's a proven fact that eating vegetables leads to a healthier life. That is why the Baldwin Park Unifed School District (BPUSD) and Kaiser Permanente Foundation have been on a quest to teach children how to eat healthy and now they also want to improve the health of those over 55 years old.

So, if you are a senior and live near the Baldwin Park Community Garden, consider joining classes every Monday and Friday on how to grow food and stay fit.

Senior citizens will have priority in enrollment.

"They teach them what is the season of each plant, how to grow them and, when they are ready, they can take them home," said Maria Veraz, with the BPUSD. "And they also teach them how to eat healthier."

The Baldwin Park Community Garden is a field of crops located at 13067 Bess Ave.

Kaiser Permanente, in conjunction with the city, want to educate students and their families about the importance eating vegetables and keeping active.

"It's a fabulous idea that people learn the importance of eating healthier," said Cynthia Bonilla, a local resident who was visiting a friend in the nearby hospital and who said she has participated in the classes.

The class fee is $5 for residents of Baldwin Park and $10 for nonresidents. The schedule is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday and Friday.

Registration is conducted on the day of the classes at the community garden. For more information, call 626-856-4119.

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