This spring HFHK welcomed our new Children’s Garden Educator & Program Coordinator, Jen Cipolla to our staff. Jen will be leading student field trips in the teaching garden at Penn Historic Farm as well as assisting with our Education Cultivation school vegetable garden program.
We spread our message that vegetables are delicious, an important part of a healthy lifestyle and easy to grow at this year’s Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival organized by the Franklin Institute.
What is there to look forward to in the dog days of summer? Tomatoes, beans, and peas, oh my! Nativity Preparatory Academy a tuition free private boys middle school and Serviam Girls Academy, its sister school, decided to continue the growing season over the summer.
Saturday June 8th, 2019 9AM at Frawley Stadium!
Join Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids for our 6th year at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community! The 5k walk will be held June 8th, 2019, 9am at Frawley Stadium. All funds raised by our walkers will support our Education Cultivation school vegetable gardening program.
Thanks to the Colonial School District’s Nutrition Services, we are able to provide garden and farm education to more Delaware children, even those whose school does not currently have an HFHK vegetable gardening program. Colonial School District’s Nutrition Services secured a two-year Specialty Crop Block grant from the State of Delaware to start a teaching garden at Historic Penn Farm.
Did you know Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids is part of the Delaware Children in Nature Coalition (DCIN)? As a coalition of like-minded partners the DCIN coalition works to increase opportunities for children to participate in outdoor experiences, promote healthy lifestyles, support better access to green space, and encourage environmental literacy. As a DCIN organization, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, has created a wonderful opportunity for the community to learn more about local organizations involved in outdoor and environmental education.
What impact does HFHK have on the students we serve? At Serviam Girls Academy, our Education Cultivation school vegetable garden program allowed girls coming from low-income families to have access to a garden and a green space at their school. This was the first gardening experience for many of the students. While the girls enjoyed learning about gardening, their favorite part was the eating!