The Flagship campus students recently learned that fresh vegetables with peak flavor can grow just around the corner as they rolled up their sleeves to plant a campus vegetable garden.

While learning more about the importance of vegetable nutrients and the roles they play in one’s overall mental and physical well-being, the group’s ‘hands-on’ learning experience also provided lessons relating to garden preparation, planting, irrigation, and more.

“It’s been really enjoyable to regularly get our hands dirty for such valuable learning opportunities as we watch our vegetables grow,” smiled Keiser University Flagship Campus Ecology and Environmental Science Professor Elsa Krauss of the garden which consists of tomatoes, red peppers, basil, carrots, broccoli, radishes, strawberries, cilantro and leeks. “We look forward to serving a beautiful meal when we welcome our bountiful harvest,” she said.

Designated a Nutrition Awareness Month by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the month of March holds events designed to help Americans eat healthier while focusing on the improvement of overall health, and the development of life-changing healthy habits.

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