New Castle Elementary

Principal Nikki Jones and Garden Coordinator Tom Reist were transplanted to New Castle from Carrie Downie ES, where they had had an HFHK Education Cultivation Program.  They wanted to provide the opportunity for their students to grow vegetables at their new school.

We made it happen in 2014 with funding from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Sheild Delaware, HFHK’s USDA/FNS Farm to School grant, and as always fabulous support from Colonial School District Operations and Nutrition Services.

Garden Coordinator Tom Reist was already an expert gardener when he joined us, and we are lucky to have his expertise!


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