Healthy Kids Summer Program


Healthy Waltham was delighted to hold our Healthy Kids Summer Program for the third consecutive year. This program is conducted in partnership with the Waltham Public Schools for special education students enrolled in the WPS summer school program. The program was sponsored by a grant from the Jones Partnership of the First Parish Church in Waltham. Healthy […]

Green Pizza at Fitzgerald


Thanks to the hard work of a school community, including teachers, administrators, cafeteria staff, the PTO, and especially one determined parent, the Fitzgerald Elementary School has successfully created a new school garden! Parent Allison Smith and community volunteer Beth Ewy, both Master Gardeners, are leading school efforts to create lessons and garden-to-cafeteria experiences for their […]

From Seed to Plate

McDevitt Cooking Class

Did you know that adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your health? Click here to vote for Healthy Waltham in the Seeds of Change grant program from March 31-April 18, 2016. If selected, we could receive funding for our garden to table […]

Garden Poems

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Gardening can be inspirational, and these young poets agree! This summer, Healthy Waltham held gardening clubs at Chesterbrook, Dana Court, and Prospect Hill Terrace housing communities. One warm day, students from our summer garden club at Chesterbrook took a break from gardening to write poems inspired by nature, vegetables and flowers. Thanks to all who helped […]

Gardening Time at Stanley School


Healthy Waltham started the Stanley Elementary School garden back in 2008. We are very fortunate to have amazing volunteers like Tammy Donroe Inman who has become caretaker of this garden and organizes families to maintain it over the summer! She recently wrote this piece for us. This is why we garden. Be sure to check out Tammy’s […]

Summer at McDevitt Middle School

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by Abbie Doane-Simon, Northeastern ’16 This summer Healthy Waltham has been working at McDevitt to create something really special. For the past six weeks, Ms. Turkington and Ms. Bonnyman’s classes have be coming out to the garden to plant a plethora of veggies and herbs. We started two gardens organized by square foot and the […]

Lyme Disease Prevention


Summer months bring concerns about insect-borne diseases such as Lyme disease. There are steps you can take to avoid tick bites and be on the alert for signs of possible Lyme disease. If you enjoy gardening or spending time in the outdoors (and we hope you do!), take a moment to educate yourself and your […]

School Gardens Ready for Winter

Some husk cherries can still be found.

As the winter months approach, it’s time to put the gardens to bed. The gardens will slumber to awaken in the spring, ready to grow again. On a recent beautiful fall day, Judy joined teacher Renee Lockwood of the Northeast Elementary School and her class to prepare their garden for winter. First up: taming the […]

New Garden at Whittemore School

Kids get ready to spread compost at the new Whittemore Elementary School garden.

Students from the Whittemore Elementary School, led by Healthy Waltham’s Nina Rogowsky, Jennifer Mandelbaum and Libby Jones, broke ground on their new school garden on June 12! The enthusiastic kids moved compost, prepared garden beds, and planted raspberries, peppers, cherry tomatoes and herbs. The new garden, located on a quiet and sunny side of the […]

Worm Activity

A worm bin was created at Northeast Elementary this morning. This is what happened. We started with the worm bin made at Healthy Waltham. The students looked at this worms and held them learning more about how nice they are. Then it was the time to make our own worm bin.  We started by ripping […]