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Growing Gardeners

Youth Gardening in Schools

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Growing Gardeners

Earth Heart Growers offers a garden curriculum that reaches students from three years of age through adolescence.

Students learn to grow their own food and understand the food cycle from seed to plate to composting.

Eighty percent of the produce is grown by the children from seeds, allowing them to see the full process and understand the different seasons for growing and planting.

They also learn to identify the proper time

for harvest.

Food Cycle Science

Earth Heart Growers youth receive science instruction, learn about sustainability, agriculture, biology, botany,

astronomy and more.

With hands in the soil and surrounded by the outdoors students gain

self-control and peace of mind. 

Our programs create space for young children to develop healthy relationships with t

heir peers and adults. 

Garden as a Classroom

Our Vision is to create a strong bridge between schools and local farms, educating and empowering youth to build a self-sustainable community.

Our programs address the educational deficits of children that continue the cycle of intergenerational poverty in our most challenged communities.

 

Earth Heart Growers provides both a fully integrated curricular and programmatic resource, focused on improving the academic, social/emotional, and nutritional well-being of our most at-risk children.

We offer a hands-on experience that deepens the understanding of academic concepts and contributes to physical well-being.

 

We are also working alongside other local non-profit organizations in efforts to help the ecosystem and the Charleston native environment, developing community awareness and increasing participation in our students and families.