The Green Heart Project
The Green Heart Project’s farm-to-school programs utilize urban farms as vehicles for teaching students the lessons of respect, teamwork, accountability and entrepreneurship as they work alongside volunteers in the gardens. The urban farms also serve as outdoor laboratories, perfect for reiterating classroom curricula in a hands-on fashion, connecting students with fresh, locally-grown and healthy vegetables.
These programs take place over the course of a school year and are broken down into two semesters. Classes meet every week for one hour, for a total of 18 hours through each semester. During these sessions, students work with their garden teacher and “Green Heart Buddies” to partake in every aspect of the agricultural process—from seed to harvest.