NON-PROFITS & SCHOOLS...
Dedicated to growing what we eat... Contact us to get your school or organization involved.
Huntington Station Head Start
Huntington Station, NY
L.I. Child and Family Development Services, Inc., is a private, not-for-profit 501©(3) organization whose mission is to provide the mechanisms necessary for families to break the cycle of poverty and to provide high quality, comprehensive child development and family support services through the involvement of parents, communities and staff.
EARL's built and planted vegetables with the children to support the education of where food comes from and eating healthy.
North Shore Holiday House
A non-profit summer camp for girls in Huntington, NY. “The campers come from families whose incomes meet the USDA eligibility for free or reduced lunch.” EARL's was approached by the camp to revamp their existing gardens.
In 2013 we created four raised garden beds, planted with green beans, cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, kale, and more. The camp has moved towards a science ciriculum, involving the campers with harvesting and eating from the garden. The children are discussing how things grow and where food comes from... how it starts as a seed, the environment's role, what animals live nearby and how much water the garden needs. They pick, smell, taste, ask questions. It's a learning experience for all.
Henry Lloyd Manor House
Caumsett State Park, NY
The Lloyd Harbor Historical Society, founded in 1974, is dedicated to preserving the early history of the area. The main focus of the Society has been the restoration of the Henry Lloyd Manor House built in 1711, the George Weir Barn, and the surrounding gardens and grounds.
EARL's maintained the historical plantings of herbs and vegetables.
Love of Learning Montessori Centerport, NY
LOL Montessori children are small hands-on... from seeding to weeding to harvesting and saving seeds, these children learn and grow. The children helped build the beds, hauled soil, are diligent weeders and tend the garden year-round. Parents and teachers are thoroughly envolved and have grown lettuce, radishes, green beans, strawberries, kale, chard, melons, peppers, cucumbers and more.
Lloyd Harbor School
Lloyd Harbor, NY
Truly a teaching site, the "Peace Garden" has been used for many student science projects. The children study what's growing in the garden and how it grows... from lettuce, radishes, green beans, strawberries, to kale, chard, melons, peppers, cucumbers and more.
Goose Hill School
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Goose Hill children have been instrumental since the beds were built - from seeding to weeding to harvesting! These small hands participate with year-round care. Parents and teachers are involved and help to grow lettuce, green beans, chard, tomatoes, peas, peppers, cucumbers and more.