Kids + Gardens + Healthy Food = Stronger Communites

Our mission is to bring children into the “outdoor classroom” where they connect with the earth and their community.  Our vision can be summed up in a simple equation:
“kids + gardens + healthy food = stronger communities”

Inspire your students to know and understand the food system through engaging and experiential lessons.

Done in your school garden, skilled facilitators will support teachers in making curriculum connections to the garden.

 

We lead seasonally appropriate lessons with students, and help make sure your school garden is well maintained.

 

Lessons will cover the full growing cycle from planting to composting, and may include:

  • Fall – harvesting the bounty and the art of saving seeds
  • Winter – seed starting, winter working worms, and water conservation
  • Spring – planning and planting, bugs, edible flowers and more

We will work with your teachers to make sure the garden becomes a powerful extension to the classroom.

 

The Kids in the Garden program is a series of 10 sessions throughout the school year.  We will schedule those ten sessions with your school, and will work with three classes each day.

 

The program fee is $3000/ school/ year. Contact us to sign up

Richmond Schoolyard Society

 

The Richmond Schoolyard Society has been a valued member of the Richmond community for many years.  

 

We are thrilled to be continuing their great work in providing food gardening education programs for Richmond students.

 

For more information visit the Richmond Food Security Society