Barb Stanton, Mayor of Apple Valley, kicked off the event by welcoming families to the campus. Families wandered through the garden and participated in a variety of activities which included learning how to start a container garden, how to recycle items at home for gardening purposes, a "Book Walk" physical activity, reading with PJ's Pal dogs, digging in the dirt to plant winter crops in the garden, taste testing healthy snacks, and more.
Students received backpacks and school supplies from several community partners. Parents received seeds, plants, and cookbooks.
Photo: Families plant winter crops in the Yucca Loma school garden.