Programs

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We offer in-school, after-school, and intensive job training utilizing school and community gardens as a multi-sensory outdoor classrooms. These programs provide safe, low-barrier pathways to strengthen community health and empower communities to define their own culturally-appropriate practices for healthy living. The garden is resourced to involve youth and their families in sustained outdoor time, emphasizing physical activity through garden-based activities and restorative eating through the increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition, the garden-based activities engage students in physical activity—providing a kinesthetic learning environment that contributes to their health. The experience of tasting and preparing produce that youths grow themselves positively impacts behaviors associated with produce consumption.