Eco Heroes: Cheryl Besenjak Growing Healthy People

Eco Heroes: Cheryl Besenjak Growing Healthy People
Eco Heroes: Cheryl Besenjak Growing Healthy People

Eco Heroes: Cheryl Besenjak Growing Healthy People

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It’s time for our EcoHeroes segment when we feature people who want to transform the environment. Cheryl Besenjak is a Vietnam-era veteran and community gardener. She and her husband started out by asking people to plant an extra row or two in their gardens. In time, their idea blossomed into a life’s mission to train people, especially veterans, to become farmers. We’ll talk with Cheryl about her organization, Growing Healthy People. It’s a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging health through growing organic produce, nutritional education and local food production. PHOTO: (Growing Healthy People/Michael O’Gorman)