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Oakley Training School Garden Project

by Aug 17, 2011

WHO: Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood
Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) Executive Director Don Thompson
Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), Office of Healthy Schools
The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi
Mississippi State University (MSU) Extension Services
Hinds County Sheriff's Office

WHAT: Youth will realize the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and nutritious eating for their overall physical and psychological well-being through a facility-based hands-on process of selecting, planting, cultivating, growing and harvesting of their own specialty crops. The project is being funded by a grant from the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 15, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Oakley Training School, 2375 Oakley Road, Raymond, MS.

Security at the entrance will direct guests to the garden site.

Please join Attorney General Jim Hood, MDHS Executive Director Don Thompson and representatives from the Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Healthy Schools, the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi, Mississippi State Extension Services and the Hinds County Sheriff's Office for the unveiling of “The Garden Project” for students at Oakley Training School.

Contacts:

Jan Schaefer
Public Information Officer
Mississippi Attorney General's Office
601-359-2002
jscha@ago.state.ms.us

Wendy Polk
Director of Communications
Mississippi Department of Education
601-359-3706
WPolk@mde.k12.ms.us

Julia Bryan
Director of Communications
Mississippi Department of Human Services
Office: 601-359-4517
julia.bryan@mdhs.ms.

Mississippi Department of Education     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     General Information: 601-359-3513

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