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Reed Elementary School Garden

Our school garden will benefit all of the students at Reed Elementary School. The students through transitional kindergarten to fifth grade will be given the opportunity to connect nutrition education with hands on learning through the garden. The students are taught nutrition lessons through their teachers and a registered dietitian, who is also a parent. The registered dietitian also utilizes her San Jose State University students to help implement the nutrition lessons in the classrooms. This also instills the nutrition lessons that the San Jose State students are learning.  The understanding of where food comes from and the work that goes into producing food is invaluable to both groups of students. They will be able to try new fruits and vegetables that they help produce. Students are more open to try the fruits and vegetables that they help produce.

Where it's at:

1524 Jacob Ave
San Jose, CA 95118
United States

Garden type:

school/youth garden

Garden size (in square feet):

600

Garden beneficiaries:

children and families

Number of people reached:

600

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seeds
seedlings
community garden creation guidance
soil
compost
watering hose
irrigation system

Project leaders:

Andrea Whitson
Melody Mendoza

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606