- grows 20 to 30 different types of vegetable and fruit on 1/3 acre.
- cans over 450 pounds of tomatoes to use on the 900 pizzas for four school events.
- harvests enough produce to use during cooking classes for over 500 students (53% qualify for free and reduced lunch)
- allows students science-based hands-on experiential learning, examples:
- 6th graders learn ecology and geology standards by using the garden and compost to build landforms. They also design and build their dream garden
- 7th graders learn genetics, cell biology, and animal anatomy and physiology standards working with the garden chickens and hatching eggs
- 8th graders learn chemistry by understanding yeast and bacteria by making pizza dough.
- composts waste from neighborhood cafes and Whole Foods
- raises seedlings and starts for ten schools
- provides all kids the change to make healthier decisions and creates a norm of eating healthy and local
- offers evening cooking and nutritional classes for families, using school produce
- provides at-risk youth summer employment, harvesting and selling produce to area restaurant
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Did You Know?
Did you know Willard's Gardening and Cooking Program: