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Bill Clinton visits urban farm in St. Louis

Former President Bill Clinton greets visitors to the Good Life Growing urban farm in St. Louis.

“What this school is doing for these kids will benefit this area 20 years from now,” he said.

By Blythe Bernhard
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Nov 1, 2017

Excerpt:

Schoolchildren grow kale, cabbage and other produce in their outdoor garden. They eat fresh fruit and vegetables at breakfast and lunch. At fitness stations, they roll dice to get assigned different exercises and repetitions.

Healthy diet and exercise habits “make (students) feel empowered and less likely to act on frustrations,” Clinton told reporters at the event.

“What this school is doing for these kids will benefit this area 20 years from now,” he said. “They will be healthy, they will be good, they will have a full life.”

The bus was parked at Good Life Growing, an urban farm in north St. Louis. Clinton met with a crowd at the farm who stood in a chilly drizzle to shake his hand, take photos and offer hugs.

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