Some students are getting their hands dirty and learning some important lessons in the process. Bunche Academy in Detroit is planting the first American Heart Association teaching garden in Michigan. It's part of an effort to teach kids about nutrition and eating healthy foods.
"And learning the process of how things would go from the ground to the supermarket, that kind of thing. Nature's cycle, composting, recycling -- there are so many other things that can tie into it," said teacher Paul Bryant.
One out of every three kids is overweight or obese and most don't get the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. With the teaching garden, students will see firsthand what it takes to plant, grow and cultivate the food we eat.
"In October, we'll have a harvest. The parent-teacher organization will be invited, the teachers will be there, and they'll actually be able to utilize these vegetables in their own cafeteria," said Kathy Kauffmann with the American Heart Association.
The teachers hope that along with the garden, they're also planting new ideas about health and nutrition, ideas they hope will last a lifetime.
Click here to find out more about the teaching garden program, including information about submitting your school for consideration.