East Point's Hamilton Holmes Elementary School took lessons out of the classroom and into the garden on Monday.

Students from kindergarten through fifth grade were busy planting spinach, broccoli carrots and cabbage. It's all part of a program to teach them about nutrition and staying active.

The students will plant, nurture and eventually harvest their crops.

Organizers say it's a way to help young people try different types of vegetables as well as providing people living in Atlanta's "food deserts" with more access to fresh produce.

The event was sponsored by the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential.