The Growing Healthy program engages youth in urban farming and food based learning as a tool to help them adopt a healthier lifestyle and develop an awareness and political consciousness to the food access and environmental justice issues impacting their communities. The program currently operates at two sites: Normandie Avenue Elementary School and the Expo Center, and the program has a history at John Muir Middle School. We work youth and adults of all ages, from pre-school to seniors. We offer nutrition and gardening education and engage the youth in community research and projects aimed at understanding the food environment and improving access to healthy local food at their schools and in their community.
John Muir Middle School
Students at John Muir Middle School organize to get healthy food into the mini-market near their school. Click Here To View The Report
Normandie Elementary School
Students at Normandie Avenue Elementary School created a comic strip to promote healthy eating. Click Here To View.
Pre-Kindergardening Program at the Expo Center
Pre-kinders at the Expo Center.