Chiefs Players To Help Plant Garden At Elementary School


Nov 3, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson (94) and defensive end Mike DeVito (70) tackle Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Chiefs beat the Bills 23-13. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Students at Frances Willard Elementary will have some special guests helping them with their vegetable garden Tuesday afternoon.

The Chiefs announced a few of the team’s defensive linemen will be heading to the school to help students learn how to grow their own food as part of the Chiefs Community Caring Team. Kids will be planting vegetables in the school’s community garden and learning how to do it themselves in their own backyards.

The project is part of the Kansas City Community Gardens, a non-profit organization that provides self-help and educational assistance to low-income households and other members of the community by helping them grow their own fruits and vegetables. The idea behind the group is to improve self-reliance, nutrition, and the environment within the community. I’m sure all of this will be on the mind of students as they are planting tomatoes next to 300-pound men, but it is still a cool concept.

And, yes, players will be signing autographs for the students after they are done planting.