Spreading goodness is a year-round activity, so we encourage you to check back frequently to see what
we’ve been up to. Find out what’s new at Annie’s:

Redwood Day School

Organization:  Redwood Day School
Redwood Day School wants to expand their Middle School Garden, a garden based solely on historical themes and Spanish heritage, to build more plots and increase produce yield in order to support several families in transition. With …

Acworth Intermediate School

Organization: Acworth Intermediate School
Acworth Intermediate School has a vision to create a garden with seven raised beds of varying measurements. The school will organize the multiple plots around different garden themes to emphasize lessons in a variety of academic …

Carmel Middle School

Organization:  Carmel Middle School
During the 2012-2013 school year, Carmel Middle school increased their productivity, soil fertility and seedling production in their school garden. As they seek to expand curriculums centered around their garden in the near future, …

Hannigan School

Organization: Hannigan School
In 2012, Hannigan Elementary school became part of Grow Education (a local program helping public schools in New Bedford establish school gardens), fostering their propensity for sustainable school practices. In recent weeks, ten Hannigan …

Jefferson Elementary

Organization:  Jefferson Elementary
Jefferson Elementary School in Richland Center is establishing a school garden to promote higher quality learning by integrating nutrition and gardening practices in an economically distressed area. With a new garden to tend after, …

Cony School

Organization:  Cony School
Cony is a combined middle and high school that has committed to creating healthier school environment as well as increasing agricultural and sustainable food learning opportunities for staff and students. A garden would be used for hands-on …

Hillsmere Elementary

Organization:  Hillsmere Elementary
Hillsmere Elementary is executing their school garden plan with a single bed in the spring.  The curriculum committee with work on incorporating sustainability activities, including an irrigation system for their proposed rain barrels, …

Two Rivers School

Organization:  Two Rivers School
Two Rivers School has plans to integrate a school garden into several science classes to provide students with real experiences in planning, designing, maintaining, harvesting and properly storing fresh produce. The school has already …

William T. Machan Elementary School

W.T. Machan Elementary School has been gardening since 2001. Teachers, community members, parents and students have worked together over the years to create a theraperutic garden, including edible garden planting beds, within our urban campus. Our community is now excited to …

Teaching Kids About Healthy Food Can Be Bittersweet

My job is bittersweet. Let me explain. My job is bitter because I wish it didn’t have to exist. It exists because 1 in 3 of today’s children can expect to develop diabetes (or some other diet-related disease) in the course of their lives. In some populations this number …

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