Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School Community Garden

Program Type: 
Garden Classrooms
Grade Level/Age Group: 
High School
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This school garden program engages Holyoke high school students at the Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in hands on food systems education. True to the values of the school's namesake, Paulo Freire, garden educators strive to integrate social justice into all parts of the curriculum. School gardeners grow crops valued by latino communities in Holyoke, such as gandules and aji dulce. Also, students participate in school food research and improvement projects.