Our Programs: Organic Gardening Programs
The garden connects youth and families to the source of good nutrition. FGTT programs establish gardens in schools and communities to teach about organic versus traditionally grown food. Consumer Reports cited that eating organically grown foods can reduce children’s and adult’s intake of more than 30 pesticides daily. Gardens are a source for fresh, organically grown foods and reacquaint students and families with the flavor and importance of eating fresh.
Students grow and prepare organic foods. Herb and vegetable gardens complement the instructional kitchen and special outdoor classroom areas. Science, health, math, and nutrition lessons are integrated with plant growth, food production, composting/recycling, and health. Families and communities learn about home gardening, growing their own produce, and career skills in gardening.