Lower Elementary

The Green Heart Project

The Green Heart Project (GHP) is a 501©3 non-profit organization that builds school garden programs in the Charleston area. With a high value placed on health, education, and building community, GHP pairs local volunteer mentors and students to grow school gardens through in-school and after-school programs, primarily in schools serving low-income populations. In doing so, it connects students to local food systems, while reinforcing academic standards, building interpersonal skills and cultivating community.

Eastlawn Elementary

Our Edible Schoolyard: Cultivating, Collaborating, Captivating & Sustaining the Community

We at Eastlawn Elementary believe that building a strong community starts when you inspire growth, collaboration, engagement and empowerment in students; when you are able to transform lives through experiential learning and teach sustainable life skills that students are excited to bring home with them.  

Culinary Artistas

Culinary Artistas' mission is to provide fun cooking classes for kids that help them develop creative minds and healthy bodies. We offer many products and services aimed at children age 2-12 and local schools including studio classes, after school enrichment at schools, day and summer camps, onsite field trips, offsite workshops, and weekend birthday parties. Our studio classes take place at Ghirardelli Square and serve 35 students weekly.

Monmouth County Master Gardener/Montessori Elementary programs

As an advocate for just and sustainable food systems and for school-garden curriculum, I am committed to furthering edible education programs in my area (central coastal NJ).  I would like to see existing programs strengthened, as well as new grassroots and community activities started.  As a resident of the densely populated Long Branch area of Monmouth County NJ,  I have found that while there are many small programs that have been started, there is still much work to be done in this area.

Woodside Elementary School Garden

The Woodside School Garden mission is to teach plant, earth and physical science concepts in an outdoor hands-on setting, to teach students basic gardening skills and responsibility for plant care, and to promote healthy eating habits and nutritional education. We serve the Woodside School students from preschool to 8th grade with our primary focus on the grades between TK and 5th grade. Our students come from the Town of Woodside as well as approximately 10 percent of our school is from an underperforming school district in our county.

Mountain Sage Community School

Mountain Sage Community School offers a Waldorf-inspired, arts-integrated education, fully incorporating sustainable living practices into student learning.  Each child is empowered to cultivate meaningful connections to their intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and creative capacities in healthy, safe, and beautiful learning environments.  Through a supportive community of peers, parents, and teachers, each child will become a confident, self-directed and engaged learner, invested in their own education.

PS 68X Garden of Unity

The mission of the PS68X Garden of Unity is:

The School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) Garden Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about the natural world, food systems, and health through gardening and cooking classes. All 350 K-5th grade students are required to attend a 35 minute weekly gardening class in the school's 1/3 acre garden, as a part of their Special Areas class schedule. Gardening class focuses strongly on food production; teaching students the skills to grow, care for, and harvest their own food.

Climate Smart Garden and Nutritional Initiative

Community World Service Asia will be able to attend to urgent needs related to water, food security and livelihood sources that are negatively impacting on the nutrition status of the vulnerable communities in Badin district of Sindh province, Pakistan. The objective is to conduct adoptable interventions that will introduce simple and sustainable climate smart technologies as food security interventions that will contribute to improving nutritional status and also ensure resilience of community members who will be able to recover from the immediate shocks resulting from drought.

Lettuce Turnip the Beet

Paso Verde is Natomas Unified's newest TK-5 school that opened its doors in August 2017 for its founding year.  Paso Verde’s garden "Lettuce Turnip the Beet" was funded largely by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, but it has gotten a big boost from community friends, too — Fiery Ginger Farms,  Sacramento County Farm Bureau, local Cub Scout troops, and our PTA all contributed to ensure we had a successful foundation for our learning. We broke ground on our garden in October and our minds and crops have been growing steadily ever since. 

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