The Duke Office of Durham and Community Affairs’ Educational Technology team is working with SEEDS, a local nonprofit that teaches kids about gardening on using technology to learn. This summer, the program is showing that a gardening program and Augmented Reality (AI) and animation are both fertile ground for educating young people (and the community) about the importance of locally-grown food. The younger SEEDS campers are creating an animated video showcasing the gardening/education program and the older campers are making augmented reality sites so that people in the neighborhood can learn more about SEEDS and AI. The young students have been working on training an AI system to distinguish between different fruits and vegetables. In the process, they are learning a lot more about plant varieties. The SEEDS educational technology program is a free program for children in Durham. Learn more in the video below.