New children's show hopes to get a start in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

December 3, 2013 Updated Dec 3, 2013 at 11:39 AM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- It may be snowing outside, but one Duluth woman has gardening on her mind.
Lorna West is hoping to create a new children's TV show, with your help.

Her message is simple.

"healthy nutrition means healthy bodies, healthy citizens, and a healthy community." Said Lorna West of Duluth.

And Lorna West plans to make learning how to grow a garden even simpler.
She's gearing up for production of her own TV show that highlights her garden.

"It's important to me that children understand where fruits and vegetables come from. There are so many children, even in our own city of Duluth that don't know what grows in the garden." Said Lorna West of Duluth.

The show, "Grandma's Garden" won't only focus on the science of the garden, but also offers lessons in literature, the arts, and hands-on activities to connect children with adults. The show will be filmed by Pro Video Productions and is expected to air on public television.

"It seemed a natural fit for them to help out with this and sometimes in a small business it becomes almost more like family." Said Steve West of Pro Video.

"Grandma's Garden" has also been getting some attention from area organizations like The Duluth Children's Museum who would like to partner with the show.

"They would love to be able to have a working grandma's garden set there, that enlarged garden like we talked about. The children could go and interact there." Said Lorna West.

A kickstarter campaign is underway to help with production costs.
There is hope that "Grandma's Garden" can begin filming a pilot this upcoming spring.

If you would like to donate to "Grandma's Garden" a link can be found here. Grandma's Garden Kickstarter
A trailer for the show was shot this fall.
Bryce Henry
bhenry@kbjr.com

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