Upper Elementary

Creative Lives After School Program

Creative Lives, a solutions-based team of educators helping children to increase well-being, resilience and to fulfill their creative potential. Creative Lives programs offer simple but powerful tools for change, supporting school communities, teachers and parents in attending to the creative well-being of children. The arts, the natural world, improvisation, the creative spirit within each child--these rich arenas provide resources for learning that fuel children’s individual passions and reveal the profound interconnections we share.

The Edible Schoolyard at Hunters Point, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

The Edible Schoolyard at Hunters Point, established in 2008, is an organic teaching garden and kitchen program at The Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club in San Francisco. It is the first afterschool program in the country to become a founding affiliate of The Edible Schoolyard Project, which was started in Berkeley by Alice Waters. For just $10 a year, cooking and gardening classes are offered to three age groups each week: elementary, middle school, and high school youth.

FARMS (Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools)

FARMS connects classrooms, cafeterias, local farms and communities in order to: Educate students about good nutrition and the role of local farms in promoting healthy, sustainable communities. Promote and facilitate farm-to-institution purchasing.

Menlo Park Elementary Garden Club

**Due to debt issues, Tuscon Unified School District has made budget cuts and closures to smaller schools with low enrollment numbers and low test scores in the district. Unfortunately, Menlo Park Elementary will be closing at the end of the 2013 school year.

Greenway Youth Garden

The Greenway Youth Garden began in 2009 with parent volunteers focused on creating a garden on the ground of Greenway Elementary School. Through long hard hours and donated materials the garden popped up on the South East side of the school. A recycled pallet and stucco wall surrounds the 4,800 square foot garden that contains a circular stone meeting area as well as 18 raised beds made from recycled pallets, two by tens lumber and cinder blocks. The Mission: To provide direct access to a plant rich garden environment for elementary age children in Bisbee, AZ.

Paul Ecke Central Elementary, School as a Garden

 Paul Ecke Central Elementary, established in 1927, is one of 9 elementary schools in the Encinitas Union School District. Our school serves 535 students from Kindergarten to 6th grade. During the 2011-2012 school year, PEC became the home base of a school-wide, inquiry-based “School as a Garden” education program.

West Side Elementary School Garden

West Side School is a small, rural school in northern Sonoma County, about two miles outside the city of Healdsburg. Nestled in an agricultural valley 70 miles north of San Francisco, California, the District’s name derived from being located on the “west side” of the Russian River. The District also maintains the original one-room schoolhouse, Felta Schoolhouse, built in 1906. Our school garden is a seed to table or seed to farmers' market inspired by Alice Water's Oakland Junior High project.

Woolly School Garden Program

At Woolly School Gardens we help teachers, parents and school staff to implement our garden program at their school, no matter their space or budget.

The Edible Schoolyard at the Greensboro Children's Museum

The Edible Schoolyard at the Greensboro Children’s Museum broke ground in September 2009 when Alice Waters came to Greensboro, North Carolina. As the only official affiliate of the original Edible Schoolyard located at a children’s museum, this garden has both a local and a national impact. Since the grand opening in May 2010, the Edible Schoolyard has welcomed over 180,000 visitors many of whom are museum members participating in scheduled programming.

North Country School and Camp Treetops

Founded in 1921, North Country School and Camp Treetops offers both a seven week camp program for 8-15 year olds, and a progressive fourth through ninth grade curriculum for boarding and day students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and countries. The 200-acre campus features a year round working farm and organic garden where, through direct experience, the children gain a broad understanding of life’s natural rhythms, benefits of local food sources, and practices of sustainable living.


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