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What kids can learn from the Great Outdoors

We are honored to post this for our guest author David Freeman, Executive Director of The Wilderness Classroom.  David’s insights into the impact that outdoor adventure has on youth mirror our own beliefs that free, unstructured time outdoors is critical for...

Why School Gardens?

We came across ANOTHER compelling article about school gardens and the positive impact they have on students. Our school gardens are designed to teach kids…about science, math, nutrition, cooking and so much more.  We have seen first hand how beneficial both...

Why PE is important

With the pressure put on schools these days, it’s no wonder that PE gets less and less attention.  But for those who question the value of PE at all in schools, it’s the EDUCATION component that is so critical for our children. Children learn why it’s important to...

The Trend of “Farm to School”

This is something that we follow closely.  As we work with schools to develop nutritious, from scratch meal programs, we know that getting locally produced food makes sense, both for the local economy and for our schools. Read more here: Fresh From Farms to Schools...

Why should children garden?

Recently, Tulane University’s Prevention and Research Center reported that children who garden eat more greens.  It’s not surprising to us…we know that children eat foods they are familiar with.  And if they have been working in a garden, growing...

Community Sustainability Projects

We recently stumbled across an article about “Community Sustainability Projects”.  The article notes the trend for public agencies, non-profits and communities to identify and cultivate programs that will ultimately provide residents with access to fresh...