DULUTH - Fresh fruits and vegetables were shown off Wednesday by some youth in Duluth.It was part of Harvest Fest at Woodland Hills.
The event is the end result of gardens that are planted by young people.
Officials at Woodland Hills say gardening is therapeutic and offers an educational perspective.
"It's a respect for the environment and a respect for yourself -- learning how to eat better and take better care of yourself. I just talked to a young guy -- 15 years old -- and he's lost 20 pounds since he's gotten here," said Richard Quigley, CEO of Woodland Hills.
Woodland Hills is a non-profit agency that offers after-school programs for marginalized youth, to mental health and behavioral treatment in schools and homes.