To create comprehensive experiential learning programs
that teach school children about growing food and
create opportunities for them to delight in fresh
vegetables through teaching gardens, classroom cooking,
harvest celebrations, and visits to local farms.
To systematically address children's health and
school meals through garden education programs,
policy decisions, and supporting food service staff
in purchasing and serving healthy local foods.
To enhance the quality of school grounds,
and inspire stronger school participation amongst
families and the greater community by creating large
school vegetable gardens, family food celebrations,
and community driven fundraisers.
To connect diverse communities through meaningful
shared activities that promote healthy living, appreciating
difference and breaking down stereotypes, through
partnerships, after school events and festivals, social justice curriculum and training support for
To provide leadership opportunities and training
for youth through garden and social justice programming.
To create dialogue and awareness about the value
of making choices to support the local food system.