FRESHFARM's food education program in partnership with DC Public Schools

FoodPrints is an education project of FRESHFARM that integrates gardening, cooking, and nutrition education into the curriculum at partner elementary schools. Watch the FoodPrints video to see our program in action. 

It's the Life Cycle - by Margi Fineran

I thought I would be devastated on the day we had to cut down the sunflowers that surrounded the SWS school garden.  They had created a wonderful atmosphere of joy, wonder and inspiration around the garden this year.  But even the act of cutting them down has been its own sense of joy as the children learn to work together on the task of cutting, then measuring  and recording the tallest sunflower in the garden (11 feet, 2 inches!).  As we bring the pieces of the plant to the compost pile and the children harvest the last of the seeds in the flower heads we are all wondering just how big will the sunflowers grow next year. As we take the sunflowers down, the kindergartners' art inspired by the sunflowers, has gone up at the Hill Center. Make a visit!