Farm-to-school program engages Wareham Elementary Students
This fall, the Wareham Elementary School launched a Grow Farm-to-School program. The program is brought to schools by the Marion Institute, a non-profit aimed at creating a culture of health.
Grow Farm-to-School connects students and schools to agricultural education and locally grown, nutritious food. Under the program, the schools build raised-bed agricultural gardens, which are used for instruction on science, food, nutrition, the environment and more.
“This program aims to cultivate a lifelong interest in growing food and eating healthy,” said Liz Wiley, Executive Director of the Marion Institute.
The Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics teaching team at Wareham Elementary brought the program to students in all grades at the school.
Contributions from the A.D. Makepeace Company and Arcadia Charitable Trust make the programming possible. "We're pleased to be able to support this program, which gives the children of our community a head start on healthy eating and understanding where their food comes from” said Jim Kane, CEO of A.D. Makepeace Company."