Gardening opens an amazing world of discovery for children to explore, enjoy and learn about nature, self­sufficiency and culture. Students enrolled in YMWAHA Garden work with a Master Gardener to learn how to cultivate a vegetable garden, prepare food using the yield for the garden, and learn about the journey of the food process from planting to their dinner table. Participants are educated and encouraged to make practical food choices to minimize the likelihood of health risks, such as diabetes or obesity, while learning the value of outdoor exercise and improving their health and wellness by increasing fresh vegetable consumption.