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Reynoldsburg’s Edible Schoolyard Project earns first-place award

The Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department’s Edible Schoolyard Project has earned a first-place Award of Excellence from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA).

OPRA announced Nov. 1 that 100 projects around the state were nominated and 20 agencies were recognized with first-, second- or third place-awards.

The awards will be presented Feb. 4 in Sandusky.

Department Director Joe Brown said Reynoldsburg students participated in the Edible Schoolyard Project through a new Camp Adventure program designed to teach gardening during a summer day-camp program and to provide vegetables for school kitchens and local food pantries.

“The effort and passion that was placed into this program, which started as a simple idea, is simply incredible and I couldn’t be more proud of our staff for their commitment to our community and children,” he said. “This program is a true gift to our children.”

Learn more about the Edible Schoolyard Project in the Nov. 7 edition of ThisWeek Reynoldsburg News.

-Pamela Willis/ThisWeekNews