Upper Elementary

Pittsburg Unified School District Edible Garden

It is the mission of the Pittsburg Unified School District to inspire our students to ensure they achieve equity in academic excellence and to bring students closer together through shared experiences in learning.  We believe the cultural diversity of our community and our youth are our greatest assets.  We endeavor to bring our students to their fullest potential and to create lifelong learners who will contribute positively to the world.

Building Gardens Building Minds

Building Gardens Building Minds program is very young and continues to evolve as we learn from our schools.  Our mission statement is "Equipping teachers to integrate curriculum standards into the edible classroom and improving community health through fresh produce." We currently work with approximatley 25 local schools across 5 counties to establish  edible school garden classrooms.  For the past two years we have partnered with Cabarrus Health Alliance and The CDC as a component of the REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) grant to help establish gardens as well as pro

AnnanThe Froebel School

All classes have their own froebelian growing beds which allows children to be involved in all stages of the growing process from planting to cooking.

Outdoor education is a priority at Annan school, our grounds include a pond, orchard, wild area and is surrounded by woods where children go each week to forest school.

These spaces are an integral part of the everyday life of the school and provide places where children can work and play and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world.

L' Orto in Campania

L'Orto in Campania is an educative garden of six hundreds square meters near Naples, Italy founded in 2011.

From the beginning it collaborates with Slow Food (Education Department) and it hosted the Yale Soustainble Food Project and the Rome SFP to held workshops together. 

Alice Waters visited us in 2013

Community Harvest Project

Community Harvest Project is a non-profit farm in North Grafton whose mission is to create healthy and engaged communities through volunteer farming and nutrition education for those who are experiencing food insecurity. In addition to our volunteer program, we operate nutrition education programs to teach healthy eating habits to the next generation, and leadership programs to create community ambassadors for hunger. For the past five years we have run a successful nutrition program, Sprouting Minds, that includes field trips, classroom visits, and hands-on cooking classes.

Roses in Concrete Community School

The Roses in Concrete Community School is currently a K-6 school in East Oakland with plans to expand to a K-8 school. The school is founded on the belief that schools should emphasize knowledge of self, character, and intellectual growth to prepare students to fundamentally impact the global society while learning to live, learn, work and thrive in their own communities.

Northern Light School

Northern Light School's mission is to provide a high quality education for children from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. The faculty and staff create an atmosphere where every child can grow academically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, to become healthy, productive members of their families and communities.

Nihi Hokchi--Planting Seeds

The Chahta Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that works closely alongside the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (Nation, CNO), a federally recognized tribe with approximately 200,000 members, whose jurisdictional boundaries span 10 ½ counties (almost 11,000 square miles) in the southeastern quadrant of Oklahoma.


Alimentamente is a social-environmental education program, founded by a team of biologists in 2014, with a mission to promote conscious and responsible food consumption.

Our work consists on discussing the myriad of dimensions connected to food, and cooking as a team in our kitchen classroom. Our recipes are vegan, using fresh, organic and agroecological ingredients from family based agriculture in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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