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Edible Peace Patch Project

idea by Kip.Curtis

Website

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http://www.ediblepeacepatch.org

The Idea

Enlist local food systems to address drop out and joblessness as well as health issues in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Specifics

Build Urban Farm. Prepare Healthy Food. Educate. Cultivate. Feed. (See video.)

Discussion
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What a great community project. Brings the entire school together, developing a sense of ownership and school pride. Thanks for everyone's efforts on behalf of the kids.

by Mr. B
about 2 years ago | Reply

I grew up in St. Petersburg and I never had the opportunity to experience what it is to grow and eat your own food. It is such a great gift for students to know that vegetables don't grow on supermarket shelves! The kids really feel empowered to know that it is possible to create food and that they were a part of it. Great program!

by gunagirl
about 2 years ago | Reply

This project has made a big impact on my little kids, students at Sanderlin. My pre-K daughter is able to explain to me what composting is, my kindergarten daughter explains to me how we can grow food from seeds and what vegetables and plants need in order to grow. Thank you!

by notfromabox
about 2 years ago | Reply

Great project! Benefits the entire planet by bringing foods home for growth and home use PLUS bonds a community in the most healthy fashion.

by mary ann kirk
about 2 years ago | Reply

This project is an awesome expeirnce and to be part of it I feel so blessed. To watch the kids grow up and learn about where their food comes from and how it is made is just so cool to see. The project needs a little boost to be something life changing.

by bjsamuel@eckerd.edu
about 2 years ago | Reply

This project is a great learning experience that help kids understand the value of fresh fruits and vegetables. Getting kids involve will teach them how to feed themselves and others. Plus the exercise is wonderful. Even though the best part is harvesting for the tasty meal, what an incredible way to teach several subjects in one.

by jordanv57
about 2 years ago | Reply

This idea is good on so many levels, economic, educational, community building, healthy!

by mskristinknits
about 2 years ago | Reply

This is a wonderful program that benefits everyone involved in it but also serves as a model to encourage many more to join. Jane

by mcbridje
about 2 years ago | Reply

A great idea to introduce children to the joys of gardening. Creates a lifelong useful skill.

by edfarley
about 2 years ago | Reply

Through gardening children can learn life long skills. Math, reading, business, a sense of accomplishment, problem solving, and respect for nutritious food Thank you for the valuable work you are doing with these children.

by fergusond
about 2 years ago | Reply

This has been a wonderful addition to our school. The children are extremely excited to learn about how they can actually grow the food that they can eat! I can't wait for our Harvest Festival at Sanderlin!

by keri webster
about 2 years ago | Reply

This project is one of the most incredible and transformational things being done today! As a volunteer, I can attest to the impact on the students. It has been wonderful to watch kindergardeners go from terrified of bugs to seeing them as integral parts of a functioning and beautiful system. Listening to the squeals of fright turn to squeals of excitement. This is how we build a sustainable, healthy, community. It all starts with the kids.

by jahnkefm
about 2 years ago | Reply

http://theedibleschoolyard.blogspot.com/2012/03/ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.html

by Kip.Curtis
about 2 years ago | Reply

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