School Gardens

Bringing kids closer to fresh, healthy, locally grown food

Launched in 2013, Mill City Grows’ School Garden Program brings gardening and nutrition education to more than 8,000 students each year through in-school, after school, and out-of-school curricula. As dynamic outdoor classrooms, school gardens encourage students to work together to seed, nurture, and grow fresh food, and experience the growing cycle of food from seed to plate. As they tend their gardens and harvest the fresh food they grow, students are encouraged to make healthy food choices and learn core life skills such as teamwork, compassion, curiosity, and love of learning.

Lowell Farm to School: Ensuring Healthy Food for Lowell Public School Students

Lowell Farm to School (LFS) is a collaboration that uses local food and education to celebrate our land, wellness, learning, collective impact and resilience as a culturally diverse community. Launched in 2018, LFS is a coalition of teachers, administrators, food and nutrition professionals, non-profits, local business, and educators including such partners as Lowell Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services (LPSFNS), Mill City GrowsFoodCorps, the 21st Century Afterschool program, and many others!

Thanks to our School Garden Program Community Partners

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