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. 

Our Supporters

We are incredibly grateful for the many supporters of FoodPrints.

Foundations & Private Entities

Agile Philanthropy
Chef Ann Foundation
Capitol Hill Community Foundation
Seeds of Change
The Share Fund
Neilom Foundation/University of Maryland
Washington's Green Grocer
Whole Kids Foundation

Partner School PTAs

Capitol Hill Cluster School PTA
Friends of School Within School
Ludlow-Taylor PTA
School Without Walls/Francis-Stevens Home School Association
Tyler Elementary PTA

City, State and Federal Funders

DC Department of Energy and Environment River Smart Schools Program
DC Public Schools
Office of the State Superintendent of Schools (OSSE) School Garden Program
Office of the State Superintendent of Schools (OSSE) Environmental Literacy Program

Community Partnerships

Over the span of almost 10 years, FRESHFARM FoodPrints has cultivated many partnerships that benefit our schools, including:

  • DC Public Schools Office of Food and Nutirtion Services – to build greater connections between school gardens, the cafeteria, and what is prepared in the FoodPrints kitchen classroom
  • Local universities and colleges – to recruit, train and provide interns and practicum students to support FoodPrints teachers
  • AmeriCorps FoodCorps volunteers – who serve as full-time support to the Food Prints program
  • Research and evaluation experts – to assess the effects of FoodPrints on students, families, and changes in eating preferences and habits as a result
  • School garden experts – to help schools plan and implement abundant school gardens, or garden expansions, tailored to the space and location at each school
  • FRESHFARM farmers markets and farm shares – that increase the amount and proximity of fresh produce available to school communities 
  • Environmental literacy educators – with capacity to work in schools to bring programming and knowledge to implement the Environmental Literacy Framework from the DC Office of State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) 
  • Washington's Green Grocer and Instacart – which partner with us to store and deliver fresh produce and grocery supplies to our schools
  • A farmer-in-residence program – to make connections between local farmers and schools with the goal of making the practice of sustainable farming and sources of fresh, local produce come alive for students