Upper Elementary

Hiland Hall Garden

 Hiland Hall Garden is a beautiful historic garden located in the village of North Bennington, Vermont. The garden and grapery serve as an outdoor classroom for gardening, art and healthy eating for local schools. 



Food 4 U in the Elementary and Aspen Middle Schools ensures that all students have access to delicious, healthy, seasonal meals in order to grow their bodies, minds and future.  All meals are made from locally grown, sustainable ingredients to the greatest extent possible.  

We also want students to understand the relationship between food, health, nutrition, cultures, environment, and business; the relationship children have with food will evolve into a circle benefiting not just themselves, but society as a whole.

SAY Miramar Ranch

My amazing students have created a thriving, organic, edible and therapeutic garden. It is a lifelong benefit for children to know how to take care of themselves and the planet. 

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 

North School Design Innovation Lab

 Our Design Innovation Lab is a place students apply their basic classroom skills towards meaningful purposeful project based learning during the school day.   Our projects range from environmental Sciences, social global change, all the way to Design innovation Engineering and Robotics.   Students work collaborative in our laboratory but also have a chance to think quietly on their own while researching. 

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. 

GCCS Edible Schoolyard

In the planning stages of creating a garden to supplement our snack program. Students will learn about sustainability, healthy eating and gardening skills. Right now, our students can snack on mint leaves, are watching strawberries grow and chive blossoms bloom. Soon we will be planting watermelon for summer camp and bell peppers for our spring salads. We have a new volunteer who will help us build on our garden.

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.


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