Kindergarten

AGAPE 24-hour Child Development Centers

AGAPE 24-hr CDC is partnering with Project Sweetie Pie and other community gardening programs to help strengthen family/community educational, wealth, and wellness goals.  We expect to see changes in the relationhip to food consuming and food growing/producing, leading to making better/smarter choices in food selection while increasing family/student health and wealth attainment.  Our centers are located in one of the largest urban areas in Minnesota.  We face health, education, and wealth disparities that can be addressed through our project's practical approach.  Our engagement objective 

Odyssey Community School Gardens

Odyssey Community School is a public charter school in Connecticut; we are in our 15th year and have recently expanded to be a K - 8 school.  We are in the process of obtaining funding to improve our grounds, and we would love to include teaching gardens in our plan.  Right now we only have a muddy field for kids to play in, and no gardens that kids and teachers can work in. 

The Coop School's Rooftop Edible Garden, Brooklyn

 Our edible rooftop garden will be launched in Spring 2012. Each of four pre-K classes will have two planter boxes, one with lettuces, one with herbs. 

Our composting program was launched in January 2012. All lunch scraps are composted in the lunch room using the Bokashi method.

Parents and students will plant together as a Community Event on May 6.

The planters will be fitted with DIY self watering systems, so we hope to be able to sustain the garden through the long hot summer.

Ōtaki maara cluster

Ōtaki is a town of 7,000 on one side the Taraura ranges, the other, Kapiti Island and the sea,  through our small gardening group formed informerly over the last three years, we have an agreed statement  which supports our aim:

‘ all children regardless of their educational preference will have access to a gardening curriculum in Ōtaki”

Our point of difference is that we have in our town  Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa, the māori university, whose philosophy underpins some of our teachings.

In our town there is:

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program-University of Maryland Extension

EFNEP stands for Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. EFNEP is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute for Food and Agriculture and the University of Maryland Extension. The major goals of EFNEP are to help limited-income families and youth acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior changes necessary to promote health/wellness and reduce chronic risk. For more information about EFNEP contact Dr. Mira Mehta.

Laurie's Community Garden

Mission Statement:    Building a Cohesive Community by Creating Opportunities for Education and Sustainable Living.
Laurie's Community Garden partners with Discovery Hill afterschool program at Myrtle Street United Methodist Church to teach about gardening, food, healthy cooking, etc.  The garden is located at the corner of Vine and North Irving Streets in the Hill Section of Scranton, PA 18510.

Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard

The Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard is a collaborative effort between the Grimm Family Education Foundation and the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District. The Foundation, whose mission is to close the achievement gap, graduating students at or above grade level in literacy and math, improve the health of students and families and create economic impact in the communities that we serve, provides fiscal and programmatic support for the principles taught at the Edible Schoolyard.

Cornerstone Permaculture

Cornerstone Permaculture is an ever-growing Permaculture farm, based on 4 acres of field and forest at the Headwaters of the Winooski River. 

Here we grow any and all perennial food and supplemental annuals that we can.  From Winter Squash to Buckwheat, Hardy Kiwi to Balck Walnuts, and everything hady in between.  Landscape Design plays a huge part in this project, as it is a residence for a young family of three.  We strive to utilize permaculture principles, such as having each variety or plant have 3 or more functions in order to be considered useful on the farm. 

Kitchen Kids

 Kitchen Kids is a from scratch cooking class broken into 4 week sessions. Multiple sessions are held at the local Community Center as each class is limited to a 1:5 participant ratio to ensure quality learning. 

Benavidez Community Garden

History of the Benavidez Community Garden

Persistence and perseverance in the face of adversity are, to some degree, fundamental to gardening in general, but, in the case of the Benavidez Community Garden in Houston, Texas, they have been there in spades...no gardening pun intended! :-) 

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