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Power of Plants
Bringing the Joy of Gardening to our Schools
The schools we work with have over 75% of the children on free and reduced lunches. Many of those families, even with two working parents, frequently face food insecurity.
Our Power of Plants program seeks to expose students to healthy foods and where they come from. They gain a sense of teamwork, learn patience and focus, and gain self-confidence. We want these children to not just create a habit of being in our gardens, but learn skills in these gardens that help them to be more self-sufficient in the future.
Scroll down below to see the different seasons of gardening at Newark City Schools!
In late winter we plant sweet potatoes with the students in every elementary classroom at Newark City Schools.
In the fall we search for buried treasure as we dig up our giant sweet potato harvest.
6th graders at Heritage Middle School learned about soil and other growing methods including the aquaponics growing system pictured on the left.