This July 23rd HCFM will roll out an education program for elementary school students. With funding from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and the United Way of the Piedmont, the “Seed to Table” will be run in partnership with the Cleveland Academy of Leadership in the program’s inaugural year.
Offering affordable gardening and nutrition programming, Seed to Table engages children through hands-on curriculum in the classroom, experiential learning on our Urban Farm, and a cooking demonstration with a local chef. Seed to Table lessons incorporate K-5 state and national nutrition standards, lessons developed in cooperation with District 7 Science Coordinator, Ms. Becky Cornwell. The curriculum follows K-5 state science guidelines (ed.sc.gov) and national MyPlate nutrition standards (choosemyplate.gov).
Weather, heat, light, erosion, plant biology, and soil quality are some of the topics covered. Students will have the opportunity to grow their own plants, truly seeing the food cycle from seed to table.
” We are excited to be implementing this program and working with Cleveland.” – HCFM Executive Director Caroline Sexton
This program will be offered to all elementary schools in the 2018-19 school year. Seed to Table can be tailored to meet the individual needs of schools, or be run as a camp. Program fees are $4.00 per child per day, while week long “camp” packages start at $12.00 per child. For scheduling and pricing inquiries, please contact HCFM staff.
Hub City Farmers’ Market is a 501(3)c nonprofit organization pledged to increase the supply, demand, and access to healthy local food.
Presented by Hub City Farmers’ Market in partnership with Cleveland Academy of Leadership