Growing food security in Argentina, one school garden at the time

Up to 35 percent of children in Argentina live in households with “unmet basic needs.” Only 53 percent receive of those receive food assistance. Here is the inspiring story of the Huerta Niño Foundation, an organization founded in 1999 to build agroecological school gardens in low-income areas in order to promote food security and healthy eating habits. The gardens currently benefit 20,000 children in 270 rural schools. They have provided unexpected benefits such as reduced violence and student attrition. A model for schools everywhere.

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Growing food security in Argentina, one school garden at the time

Up to 35 percent of children in Argentina live in households with “unmet basic needs.” Only 53 percent receive of those receive food assistance. Here is the inspiring story of the Huerta Niño Foundation, an organization founded in 1999 to build agroecological school gardens in low-income areas in order to promote food security and healthy eating habits. The gardens currently benefit 20,000 children in 270 rural schools. They have provided unexpected benefits such as reduced violence and student attrition. A model for schools everywhere.

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