Will you help us grow healthy, happy, smart youth?
Benefits of the Organization to Children & Youth:
Teaches students the value of gardens focusing on food, waste, and why the earth is important.
Teaches "Next Generation Science Standards" including connecting Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Engineering Design.
Testimonial: "I want to be an engineer when I grow up and design greenhouses!" (Harloe Elementary)
Provide children with role models of adults who grow food, care for the garden, weed, build beds, and plant vegetables.
Teach children about soil and compost and how they are connected.
Show children where their food comes from and enable them to be a part of the process.
Testimonial: A student refrained from throwing out an apple core during recess because he remembered from out Pollution Solutions lesson that food waste can be used as compost in the garden! (San Benito Elementary)
Over 5,000 'Taste Tests'
Enable children in our community to taste vegetables and fruits they may not get at home, including chard, collards, cabbage, broccoli, leeks, and more.
Encourage adventurous eating, inspire bravery in tasting and being open to new foods.
Enhance Food Literacy including knowledge of food and understand the impact of food choices on health, the environment, and our economy.
Testimonial: "I think spinach tastes good. I didn't know I liked spinach." (Cambria Grammar School)
Who says you can't have fun and make a difference?