?Having a school garden would allow children to experience growing healthy foods and enjoy them as well!? – Pattie Dullea, Principal Horrall Elementary School
Located on the east side of San Mateo, Horrall Elementary School is home to more than 450 students. Of these students, 75% receive free or reduced lunch. Though the staff have worked hard to improve Horrall academically, they realize that there is still work to be done, including the desperate need to learn more about healthy food choices.
Horrall?s green space is limited — most of the playground is dominated by blacktop — but green thinking is not! After support from the community, the principal, and Ms. Rebecca — one of the 5th grade teachers — Horrall had their first Environmental Fair to teach the students hands-on environmental education. Simply put, the students were inspired! They actually asked to learn more about where their food came from and how they could beautify both their school and community. Horrall Elementary contacted Healthy Growing, so we designed a program focused on teaching their students how to become more food conscious by building a garden, using garden-based curriculum and starting a new garden club. But now the kids and community at Horrall need your help to turn this design into a reality!
Your contribution can help build this exciting new garden program for Horrall Elementary School. Whether it?s $1000 or $10, Horrall and the surrounding community need your help to build their school garden, provide curriculum, and make a sustainable impact on the lives of its students.
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