From Seed to Plate

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 education programming! Funding would support coordination of resources to support community and school gardens in Waltham and our healthy eating programs. Thanks for supporting us!

Since 2007, Healthy Waltham has established and supported school and community gardens across Waltham. We work to strengthen understanding of the connection between growing vegetables, eating healthy foods, and health. Learning gardens offer exciting spaces to teach appreciation of the Earth and where our food comes from, as well as outlets for healthy physical activity.

Healthy Waltham conducts hands-on programming that teaches community members about preparing healthy dishes, using locally grown produce that is either donated or harvested from learning gardens when possible. Our chef instructor makes eating healthy foods fun by teaching ways to prepare local, seasonal produce and simple ingredients. We find that children are much more likely to eat a vegetable when they have had a hand in growing or preparing it. Our goal is to encourage and motivate children and adults to adopt healthy habits that can improve their health.

Healthy Waltham also works with teachers to develop curriculum connections and garden to table learning experiences for children in elementary and middle schools. Check out the photos from our summer school program at McDevitt Middle School here.

See more about our Waltham gardens we help to coordinate here.

Comments are closed.