The Autism Society of Florida, along with Pasco County Planning and Development, UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension, and Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources organized a mural project — engaging youths with special needs, to promote healthy eating. The artwork for the mural, now on the wall at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, was designed by student artists with special needs, and on the autism spectrum, who submitted a colored drawing or painting depicting what sustainable ‘Food for All’ means to them. Six winners were chosen to have their work memorialized on a mural next to the new community gardens at the park. Artist Amy Nevins, of Palm Harbor, transposed the winning artwork onto the wall, and student artists, including those with special needs, helped to paint it. The official mural unveiling and a grand opening of the community gardens is planned for a family friendly event on Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m.
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