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Baylor gets garden to help serve community

POSTED: Monday, January 17, 2011 - 5:54pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am

WACO -- Thousands are served every year with nutritious meals through agencies like The Salvation Army and Family Abuse Center.

They get those fresh meals from gardens grown by Baylor's Campus Kitchens Project. Now, The Campus Kitchen is getting their very own garden.

Volunteers working on the garden and students with Campus Kitchen gathered for a dedication ceremony Monday.

Students say they see the garden as big part of tackling hunger in Waco.

"We see things on the news everyday and have friends who are experiencing it. So, in my mind, it's great to be able to not only provide a meal but help teach kids where the meal comes from and how to grow it themselves," said one Baylor student with the Hunger Alleviation VISTA, Kelly Barker.

The garden will be planted and ready to go in the Spring.

90 percent of the produce will go to Campus Kitchen. The other will be used for academic purposes and research.

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