Garden Classrooms

The Green Heart Project

The Green Heart Project (GHP) is a 501©3 non-profit organization that builds school garden programs in the Charleston area. With a high value placed on health, education, and building community, GHP pairs local volunteer mentors and students to grow school gardens through in-school and after-school programs, primarily in schools serving low-income populations. In doing so, it connects students to local food systems, while reinforcing academic standards, building interpersonal skills and cultivating community.

Essex County School of Technology Donald M. Payne, Sr. Tech

According to Joseph N. DiVencenzo Jr.,Essex County Executive, "The Essex County Vocational Technical High Schools of Technology offer our students a dynamic, first-class education that will provide them with the foundation for a successful future."  In September 2018, Essex County School of Technology Donald M. Payne, Sr.

Grow Your Mind Gardens

Our mission is creating a community garden to promote sustainability and healthy lifestyles through learning, gardening, and collaborating resulting in responsible stewards of the planet. Our garden program involves 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, teachers, administration, and parents. The garden is used by teachers of all subjects and they incorporate into their curriculum.

Eastlawn Elementary

The school garden at Eastlawn Elementary began in the summer of 2017. Two teachers at the school applied for and received a $20,000 grant from Healthy Alamance, a local non-profit organization, to support the creation of the garden.

Dreaming Out Loud's Farm to School Program

Seeing the nexus between education, health and economics, Dreaming Out Loud has developed an innovative approach that rebuilds urban, community-based food systems. We grow human capacity through workforce development and entrepreneurship training. We create physical infrastructure that supports urban food production and distribution. And we integrate opportunities in food production, processing, and distribution to connect community members to family-supporting livelihoods through cooperative social enterprise.

Monmouth County Master Gardener/Montessori Elementary programs

As an advocate for just and sustainable food systems and for school-garden curriculum, I am committed to furthering edible education programs in my area (central coastal NJ).  I would like to see existing programs strengthened, as well as new grassroots and community activities started.  As a resident of the densely populated Long Branch area of Monmouth County NJ,  I have found that while there are many small programs that have been started, there is still much work to be done in this area.

Woodside Elementary School Garden

The Woodside School Garden mission is to teach plant, earth and physical science concepts in an outdoor hands-on setting, to teach students basic gardening skills and responsibility for plant care, and to promote healthy eating habits and nutritional education. We serve the Woodside School students from preschool to 8th grade with our primary focus on the grades between TK and 5th grade. Our students come from the Town of Woodside as well as approximately 10 percent of our school is from an underperforming school district in our county.

Anwatin Community Garden

Anwatin Middle School is part of Minneapolis Public Schools, nestled near downtown Minneapolis. Our school serves nearly 600 students in 6th through 8th grades.  We are an IB World and Spanish Dual Immersion serving 50% African American, 25% Hispanic, 15% White American, and 9% Asian American students. Around 20% of our students receive Special Education services and 23% receive EL services. 

Mountain Sage Community School

Mountain Sage Community School offers a Waldorf-inspired, arts-integrated education, fully incorporating sustainable living practices into student learning.  Each child is empowered to cultivate meaningful connections to their intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and creative capacities in healthy, safe, and beautiful learning environments.  Through a supportive community of peers, parents, and teachers, each child will become a confident, self-directed and engaged learner, invested in their own education.

PS 68X Garden of Unity

The mission of the PS68X Garden of Unity is:

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