What We Do
Growing Chefs! Chefs for Children’s Urban Agriculture runs a Classroom Gardening Program in elementary schools to get kids excited about growing, cooking, and eating good, healthy food. In our program, chef volunteers are paired with Grades 1-3 classrooms for the primary program and Grades 4-6 classrooms for the intermediate program to give students hands-on gardening and cooking experience.
How it works
- Over the course of three and a half months, the chefs visit the classroom every two weeks, helping the students plant and tend to indoor vegetable gardens.
- The chefs engage the students in games, lessons, and activities focusing on plant growth, local and urban agriculture, sustainability, and nutrition. See a sample lesson.
- The students harvest their vegetables, and the chefs teach them to cook delicious, healthy meals with what they have grown.