We have two programs under way for k-5.

The first is foundational for all other programs: We established and maintained edible gardens at each of the 4 elementary school campuses, then fund-raised and situated edible gardens educators at each of the schools as well. After about a decade of support, the schools took on the project and the funding.

The second project is Garden State on Your Plate, a farm to school project, that brings fresh produce and products grown by local farmers into school cafeterias at lunchtime, where local chefs prepare simple recipes for tastings and for nutrition education.

Jess Niederer

Farmer Jess Niederer has grown Swiss chard for this fall’s Garden State on Your Plate events at all four elementary schools. Chefs from Princeton University will be preparing the greens.

Princeton goes chard-core

October 7, 2014

Everyone got into the game of Swiss chard for fall 2014 – from toy store owners to artists to restaurateurs to bookesellers, and all the teachers in between. Here’s a selection of chard-core Princeton, under the direction of Fran McManus, board member.

Growing season begins

April 9, 2014

Peas are up!

FIRST PEA: Snowpeas have emerged from the warming soil of Littlebrook Elementary School Gardens!