High Tech Elementary North County

High Tech High is guided by four connected design principles - equity, personalization, authentic work, and collaborative deisgn - that set aspirational goals. High Tech High is an equity project. Our school is intentionally diverse and integrated. Teachers work to address inequities and help students reach their full potential. Through a learner-centered, inclusive approach we are able to support and challege each individual sudent. We recognize that idenity growth occur in the context of community, our schools fostere relationships of trust, caring, and mutual respect among students.

The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado

The Garden Project’s mission is to grow a healthier community through garden programs, education and access to local produce. Since 1998 we have helped develop 22 school and community gardens in the rural, high-desert Southwest. We work with people of all ages and experiences - believing that everyone, regardless of income, background or ability, should have access to affordable, healthy food. Annually we reach over 5,700 participants in our region, provide over 8,400 educational hours, benefit from 2,300 volunteer hours, and harvest over 4,200 pounds of produce.

Cedar Creek Elementary

Our mission is to link children with nature and have them be captivated by the miracles of life around them outdoors and in the garden. We are starting a gardening education program at our school which will be introduced in several phases.

Rooftop Roots

Rooftop Roots, a 2,000 square foot farm, is perched five stories atop the University District Food Bank which works to build a hunger free NE Seattle by providing them with reliable access to healthy food and life-changing resources. Rooftop Roots engages community members, customers and youth interns with intensive food production experience, food systems and nutrition education as well as a chance to bring home and enjoy fresh produce grown themselves.

Lord Roberts Elementary School

The Edible Education program provides hands-on learning opportunities to over 500 students each week to explore gardening, cooking, healthy eating and sustainable food systems. The LunchLAB program is being launched to engage Grade 5-7 student leaders in the preparation of lunches to build food literacy and provide access to delicious, healthy and sustainable food.

LiveWell Kids Garden Education Program

LIveWell Kids was launched by Beach Cities Health District in response to a high childhood obesity rate in the district that it serves. Beach Cities Health District is a public agency that creates healthy services and programming for the residents of its district. The District's Garden Education Coordinator (me) trains volunteer garden docents to annually teach students 5 lessons that align with the Common Core State Standards in 9 schools. 

The mission of the LiveWell Kids program is (from our handbook):

Acta Non Verba

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) elevates life in the inner-city by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. Founded and led mainly by women of color from the surrounding neighborhood and larger community, ANV creates a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland, CA.

Poe Center for Health Education - GrowWELL Garden

The Poe Center for Health Education is a private not-for-profit organization that educates North Carolina’s children, youth, and their families about health topics and the importance of leading healthy lifestyles. Our mission is to educate and empower North Carolina’s children, youth, and their families to make choices that increase positive health behaviors.

SunRidge Charter School Farm Program

The mission of the garden program at SunRidge Charter is to foster a living connection and relationship with the land upon which the school resides. Our lease on our land may be temporary but the work we do to restore the land will benefit many generations to come. 

As the Greek proverb states, a society grows great when we plant trees in whose shade we may never sit.


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