Cartwright elementary School District Gardens

Program Type: 
Garden Classrooms, School Cafeterias
Grade Level/Age Group: 
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
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About the Program: 

Our Mission is to serve healthy meals for the body and mind, for positive long-term health and accademic success.

Our vision is to be recognized as the leader in school nurtition by pioneering innovative methods of linking nutrition to life long learning.

We are an urban elementary PreK-8 grade school district that is establishing a district/community garden for the 18,000 students at 21 schools.  We are all provision 2 schools feeding all of our students free meals (we were at 95.3% free and reduced prior to Provision 2). 

The garden includes an old school bus that we are making into a green house, 30+ irrigated garden beds, a stage and a demo kitchen.