Vance Elementary Peace Garden – The Vance Peace Garden is an outdoor learning laboratory designed to educate the whole child and community through hands-on learning that promotes environmental stewardship, character development and healthy lifestyles. Every grade level participates in gardening and cooking classes on a regular basis, each with their own plot in the garden to tend to and harvest both learning and food from. – Jordan Diamond, FEAST Educator at Vance Elementary school
Hall Fletcher FEAST Garden – The Hall Fletcher Elementary/FEAST Garden and Cooking Program’s mission is to promote healthy eating choices and make them accessible to people , while also fostering excitement about nature and our local ecosystems for our students. Our cooking and gardening classes work right alongside the Common Core curriculum, with hands on, interactive units ensure our students excel beyond just earning their green thumbs! We are deeply committed to encouraging a healthy and vibrant community, for our students and families, both during and beyond their time at Hall Fletcher Elementary.
Francine Delany New School for Children – We began our program at Francine Delany New School for Children in the spring of 2014. We now work with all students, Kindergarten through 8th grade. We have learned about all kinds of new foods, including lots of fresh vegetables. We have special gardens all over the FDNSC campus, including a Kinder –garden, a Folk Art Garden, a pollinator garden for Monarch Butterflies, and many other small plantings outside different classrooms. We are with the students once a week and are able to connect the food and gardening lessons back to the classroom. Our students are so excited each week for FEAST class and have opened their minds to tasting and trying new things.