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Green Heart 10-year report

READ THE REPORT Green Heart Family: During the past fiscal year (2019-2020), we celebrated Green Heart’s 10-year anniversary. We have come a long way since a group of neighborhood volunteers and a 3rd grade class built a school garden outside of Mitchell Elementary School in 2009. We now work with 13 school partners across the […]

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On December 18, 2020
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Gratitude (plus video!)

by Jesse Blom, Executive Director “How are you?”, they ask.“Busy”, is a common response these days. Maybe followed by, “I can’t handle all of these emails!” or, replace “emails” with “meetings”. The end of the year is coming, and for many of us, that means a heightened sense of overwhelming to-do’s, looming deadlines, and overall […]

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On November 27, 2019
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9th Annual Harvest Dinner

THANK YOU ALL for making the 9th Annual Harvest Dinner at Mitchell Elementary School such a splashing success. We had over 900 attendees, most of them Green Heart students and their families, and raised over $40,000 for our Farm to School programs! It was a wonderful evening of celebration, featuring BBQ by Jamie Westendorf, and garden-inspired […]

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On June 18, 2019
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Practicing CITIZENSHIP

* This post is part of a series on the valuable character traits our students practice in the garden. An elder friend of mine once told me that planting a garden is one of the most hopeful things we can do in life. We have no idea how the weather will turn, or what type […]

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On December 20, 2018
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Practicing GRATITUDE

Practicing Green Heart Gratitude   In their Green Heart gardens, our students learn to grow, harvest, prepare, and eat fruits and vegetables. Acquiring these “hard skills” is important, as it helps to build confidence, knowledge, and awareness around their own health and the health of the environment. At the same time, our students are learning […]

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On November 19, 2018
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