Sustainable Farm School Organic Teaching Garden is part of the 100 Urban Gardens Initiative, a partnership between PACT, Whole Kids Foundation & Indiegogo to build 100 urban gardens across 100 cities in the US.
Because gardens produce healthier food. Only 2% of American children eat enough fruits and vegetables, and 1 in 3 American children born after 2000 is at risk for Type II diabetes. A garden is an introduction to the real, healthy food students and families need access to.
Because gardens can help fix America's nature deficit. With more than 80% of Americans living in cities and suburbs, we need to work harder than ever to teach the values of natural processes.
Because gardens are a living laboratory for education. Not just healthy food—a lesson on what producing healthy food requires. Not just exposure to nature—a way for children to literally harvest the fruits of their labor.
A True Seed Investment
For as little as $10, you can help a community reap all the benefits a garden has to offer. In just 39 days, we plan to raise $2500 per garden; to feed, teach, and inspire people in each of these 100 communities. Here are a few things our garden plans to do with your donations:
At the Sustainable Farm School the organic teaching garden is the focal point for our Waldorf-inspired pedagogy and inspire a lifelong love of learning. The Sustainable Farm School offers core academics, holistic personal development, and a model for sustainable living.
Our school takes a unique approach in that we focus on teaching children to learn independently, to be self-sufficient, and to collaborate with people of all ages and levels of ability. We believe this will prepare students for their effective futures as community members.
Our school has built organic teaching gardens in Simsbury and West Hartford, CT and we have plans to start new garden projects in Spring 2013. Money raised from this campaign will go to building raised bed gardens in West Hartford, New Haven, and New Britain, CT. Please join our campaign and learn more about the Sustainable Farm School.
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Look Good, Do Good
With every contribution to our garden, donors will receive organic, ethical perks from PACT. Our socks, undies, and t-shirts are produced to high standards of sustainability, with the comfiest organic materials we can find. You'll be giving out of the goodness of your heart, and in return you'll get PACT goodies. It's a win-win situation.