Lower Elementary

Cyclops Farms: Farm Education

Cyclops Farms has a mission of "Keeping an Eye on Our Food Systems."

Cyclops Farms Farm Education serves a community of socio-economic and culturally diverse individuals. Our education begins from the true organic roots “digging in the dirt” and knowing where your food source is generated through a closed-loop system. This includes trials and successes from tilling to seeding, nurturing to harvest, purchasing to meal planning, and composting for sustainability.

The Educational Garden Project

Mission Statement- The goal of the Educational Urban Garden Project is to create an outdoor garden classroom program to enrich curriculum, build community, inspire creativity, raise awarenss of food and culture, and strengthen children’s attachment to the natural world.

The Educational Garden Project started in 2015.
The project is a whole school environment initiative that supports the educational and cultural values of the school and the community. It teaches agro-ecological techniques, the preservation of biodiversity, and the value of food.

Healthy Schools

Currently funded by an AmeriCorps planning grant, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden and Cooking with Kids have partnered to develop a new program that will bring AmeriCorps members into local schools to teach a combined garden and kitchen curriculum. While the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, among its other environmental education endeavors, works to support school gardens and teachers, Cooking with Kids works in schools to teach hands-on food and nutrition education programs.

Larchmont Charter School

In 2009, Larchmont Charter was selected by Alice Waters to spread the roots of the Edible School Yard Project in Los Angeles. The ESY Project at LCS supports constructivist learning through hands-on experiences in gardening and cooking classes, and nourishing foods shared around a common table. This edible education fosters appreciation of how the natural world sustains us and inspires students to be advocates for the well being of our school community, the environment, and all living beings.

 

 

Pittsburg Unified School District Edible Garden

It is the mission of the Pittsburg Unified School District to inspire our students to ensure they achieve equity in academic excellence and to bring students closer together through shared experiences in learning.  We believe the cultural diversity of our community and our youth are our greatest assets.  We endeavor to bring our students to their fullest potential and to create lifelong learners who will contribute positively to the world.

Building Gardens Building Minds

Building Gardens Building Minds program is very young and continues to evolve as we learn from our schools.  Our mission statement is "Equipping teachers to integrate curriculum standards into the edible classroom and improving community health through fresh produce." We currently work with approximatley 25 local schools across 5 counties to establish  edible school garden classrooms.  For the past two years we have partnered with Cabarrus Health Alliance and The CDC as a component of the REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) grant to help establish gardens as well as pro

AnnanThe Froebel School

All classes have their own froebelian growing beds which allows children to be involved in all stages of the growing process from planting to cooking.

Outdoor education is a priority at Annan school, our grounds include a pond, orchard, wild area and is surrounded by woods where children go each week to forest school.

These spaces are an integral part of the everyday life of the school and provide places where children can work and play and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world.

L' Orto in Campania

L'Orto in Campania is an educative garden of six hundreds square meters near Naples, Italy founded in 2011.

From the beginning it collaborates with Slow Food (Education Department) and it hosted the Yale Soustainble Food Project and the Rome SFP to held workshops together. 

Alice Waters visited us in 2013

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