Dole, Food City Bringing Learning Garden To Tucson Elementary School

By Alissa Marchat /

This Friday, Feb. 9, employees from Dole Packaged Foods and Food City, a Bashas’ Supermarkets banner, will help teachers and students install their new Captain Planet Foundation Learning Garden.

Collier Elementary School, located at 3900 North Bear Canyon Road in Tucson, recently was selected to receive one of two Learning Gardens—valued at $2,500—in Arizona from the Captain Planet Foundation, courtesy of Dole, Bashas’ and Food City. The Learning Garden comes with lesson kits, supplies to establish a schoolyard garden, a fully equipped garden cooking cart and strategies for garden maintenance. The program provides a context for multidisciplinary learning, ranging from nutrition and science to social studies, math and language arts. Students benefit by expanding their palates, taste-testing healthy foods and learning more about where food comes from, the companies say. Read More