What We Do
Farm to School
The Green Heart Project’s Farm to School programs utilize school gardens & urban farms as vehicles for teaching – connecting students to food, health, culture & the environment. The garden serves as an outdoor learning laboratory, perfect for reiterating classroom curricula with a focus on STEAM standards through applied learning experiences. Additionally, students are connected with fresh, locally-grown fruits & vegetables as they participate in the growing, harvesting, and cooking processes. Through these hands-on, outdoor learning experiences students learn our core value of respect, and practice essential social-emotional learning (SEL) skills while working alongside volunteers, their “Green Heart Buddies” in both the garden & kitchen classroom.
In our 10th anniversary year, The Green Heart Project has made great strides towards expansion – we launched our first ever paid Youth Internship Program for high schoolers; completed construction on our half acre Urban Farm at Enston Home; launched a pay what you can Farm Stand; and introduced our first virtual learning series Green Heart at Home. Much of The Green Heart Project’s Farm to School curricula is now available to the public – see lesson plans below and sign up for our GH@Home Newsletter to receive a weekly email lessons & activities straight to your inbox!