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School / Learning Gardens

A network of 25 schools, early childhood and educational organizations

Our School Gardens Network

 

is designed to bring the educational, nutritional, and social benefits of gardening to schools and youth education centers. It began in March 2010 and was sponsored by the Worcester Food & Active Living Policy Council’s Hunger-Free & Healthy project.

During the project’s first year we partnered with 6 Worcester Public schools to create outdoor classrooms at each site. Since 2010, we have expanded the network to include 25 school garden sites.

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School/Learning Garden Map

Get Involved

 

If you want to start a learning garden initiative or volunteer with the school garden network email Eliza at schoolgardens@recworcester.org

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'A Bears Garden' Storybook Reading

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USDA Farm to School Grant

 

We've been selected as an awardee of the USDA's Farm to School Grant.

This grant will help bring fresh, local foods into schools and foster economic opportunity for America’s farmers.

This grant will be used in collaboration with May Street School, North High School, Vernon Hill School, the Worcester Senior Center, Worcester State University, and the EcoTarium.