Pasadena Educational Foundation is Working with Community Partners to Grow its School-community Garden Program

Published : Friday, March 22, 2019 | 5:23 PM

Pasadena Educational Foundation’s PUSD school community gardens grow more than flowers, fruits, and vegetables… they grow young minds by providing amazing hands on learning opportunities. Mr. Michealsen’s AP Human Geography classes at Pasadena High used the school garden to learn about agriculture and the agricultural revolution. Pasadena Unified School District’s Master Gardener, Jill McArthur, helped with instruction on the lesson. PEF is proud to support school garden programs!

The Pasadena Educational Foundation is working with community partners to grow our school-community garden program that provides outdoor classroom space for students to learn about nutrition, healthy eating, science, and other subjects. PUSD’s school-community gardens are managed by a full-time Master Gardener. Produce grown in the organic school-community gardens is being is being incorporated into school cafeteria offerings and being sold through local Pop-up Farms Stands. USDA named PUSD a model program for management, innovation, and impact in promoting healthier lifestyles. PUSD currently has 19 educational school-community gardens.

For more information, visit PASED at http://pasedfoundation.org/our-work/health-wellbeing/school-community-gardens/

 

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