Upper Elementary

Jones Valley Teaching Farm

Good School Food (GSF) is Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s primary program.  GSF is a food education model that connects Pre K-12 students to food through cross-curricular, standards-based content during the school day.  GSF is unique in its approach to food education in public schools in that we provide schools with state-of-the-art teaching farms and full-time staff, known as GSF Instructors, who work with school faculty to develop dynamic programs and curricula. The outcomes of the GSF model are improved student learning and access to healthy food at the school level.  

Field to Table Schools (FoodShare Toronto)

FoodShare Toronto’s Field to Table Schools (FTTS) program is restoring good food education in schools with hands-on activities, workshops and growing projects. Students from JK to Grade 12 learn about composting, innovative food gardens, nutrition, cooking, local and global food systems and more. The FTTS program reconnects students with food and where it comes from; teaching that good healthy food not only tastes good, but is fun too!

California Montessori Project-Carmichael Schoolyard Garden

Our school will have a ground-breaking in May 2012 for our school-wide garden. Our students have assisted in the planning of the garden and are excited to begin growing and learning about plants and the garden system.

Garden land

We have read in the Sacramento Bee that The Edible Schoolyard is expanding to Sacramento and would be interested in participating, particularly if the San Juan Unified School District joins the expansion.  We have a pasture, slightly less than one acre (and adjoining our own garden), that shares a fence with the large playing field at Albert Schweitzer Elementary School in Carmichael.  Please keep us in mind.


Nadine Calder

Palos Verdes School Gardens

Palos Verdes School Gardens is a non-profit organization that seeks to make our schools models of sustainability on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

We want our kids to learn about conservation, smart energy use, how to grow food organically and responsibly and to care for their environment on the school campus. We want our kids to grow up knowing that their actions and decisions have an impact on the world around them.

Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program

Orcas Island is located off the coast of Washington State in the San Juan Islands.  We have had an active and vibrant farm to cafeteria program since 2005 which includes our newly expanded garden, our K-8 Farm to Classroom, and fresh scratch-cooked meals in the school cafeteria using locally grown organic produce and meats.  

Open Futures

Open Futures is a schools’ curriculum programme that brings learning to life for young children. It champions a fundamental shift in how the National Curriculum in the UK is delivered, by re-focusing education on intuitive approaches that ignite children’s passion for learning. The programme inspires children through purposeful activities that develop practical skills and enquiring minds – awakening confidence, instilling responsibility and sparking the desire to get the most from their education and transform their prospects in life.

St. Benedict the Moor Fuel Up Garden

St. Benedict the Moor School is in a brand new building and has a space available for a small student-managed garden.  This garden will supply produce for the new salad bar, purchased with funds from the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, a program directed toward improving diet to promote increased physical activity.

Village School Organic Vegetable Garden

We are just in the planning stages to develop and maintain a school organic vegetable garden in a 60 X 65 foot plot in our inner courtyard.


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