How's It Growing
Stories from Slow Food USA School Gardens
From planting the first seeds to harvesting the last carrot, here you can find personal stories from students, teachers and volunteers that are growing, maintaining and celebrating Slow Food school gardens in the USA. This is also the place to find media coverage for Slow Food USA’s National School Garden Program. If you would like to guest pen a blog post about school garden happenings in your community, please email us.
Slow Food Phoenix Newsletter, December 2014
Slow Food Phoenix is working with The Little Garden Schoolhouse to develop an organic garden for this Montessori preschool.
Lauren Howe, November 4, 2014
Part 2 of the School Gardens at Terra Madre blog series: Slow Food USA aims to make school garden programs sustainable through a systems and community-based approach, which we discussed at our workshop titled, “The Sustainability of School Gardens." We started at the school/district level and progressed through the community to the national scope.
U-T San Diego, November 2014
San Pasqual Union School is surrounded by agriculture and dairy, so it was a natural fit when PTA leaders built a small campus garden a few years ago. But Principal-Superintendent Shannon Hargrave, in her second year leading the one-school district, sought more for the handful of raised beds and annual pumpkin patch.
Lauren Howe, October 28, 2014
Part 1 of the School Gardens at Terra Madre blog series: Greetings from Torino, Italy! Over the last five days, I joined 220,000+ people who gathered for Slow Food International’s biennial conference Terra Madre and the world’s largest food and wine fair Salone del Gusto.
DailySoCal.com, September 2014
Thousands of Temecula area children are back in school this week (did someone cue the Hallelujah Chorus?), getting back into the swing of things with math, language arts and science. Thanks to one parent volunteer, Temecula’s Ysabel Barnett Elementary School students are looking forward to digging in – into the dirt, that is.
Denver Post, July 2014
This year, another Colorado school district will join the growing national movement to bring fresh vegetables from school gardens into school cafeterias, directly onto the plates of the students who grew them.
Youtube, May 2014
Friendship Gardens is feeding a community through experiences with growing food to preparing donated produce for elderly and disabled.