Upper Elementary

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.

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. 

Infinite Insight Inc.

By examining and identifying sectors as well as factors that contribute to root causes of persistent poverty, Infinite Insight Inc (I3) invests in the residents of USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity and USHUD Promise Zone counties.

Abu Dhabi New School Lunch Program

I am a teacher and chef who has been hired to help implement a school lunch menu for a brand new school in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This school is being designed from the ground up to incorporate a cafeteria kitchen in each separate building along with kitchen classrooms.

Urban Adamah

Urban Adamah provides garden and farm based experiential learning opportunities for young people all across the Bay Area. Urban Adamah is a Jewish farm that is inspired by Jewish tradition and practice. The youth department of Urban Adamah uses fun and dynamic hands-on activities for kids to get a taste of organic farming. Urban Adamah connects kids' relationship to food and earth while cultivating a culture and sense of mindfulness and appreciation. At camp, we do this through planting, harvesting, preparing farm to table meals, and building mud forts.

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.

 

 

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