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8. Jake Gyllenhaal

Some celebrities garden for enjoyment. Others, like Jake Gyllenhaal, garden for a good cause. In 2011, Gyllenhaal added his star power to the Edible Schoolyard Project – a program that teaches children to grow and cook their own food in order to prevent childhood obesity, diabetes, and other diseases caused by a poor diet. In an interview with the Today Show, Gyllenhaal said “The essence of the idea of these gardens is that the kids can come and experience what it’s like to grow something and see something grow. And then, once they do see it grow, they have a different relationship with what they eat.” Gyllenhaal did more than just talk about the importance of The Edible Schoolyard Project, he demonstrated its importance by joining in with the children of the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, California to plant a garden. Gyllenhaal’s enthusiasm toward gardening and his partnership with the Edible Schoolyard Project wasn’t his first experience with gardening. When asked about his gardening experience Gyllenhaal said, “I grew up around gardens, growing my own food. My family did that a lot. That was a real source of community growing up.”

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