Gratitude Report


School Gardening & Cooking Lessons

While our in person programming was cut short due to the pandemic, we still managed to garden in the fall and cook in the winter. And when schools closed in March, we got creative – offering things like Zoom cooking classes and microgreens kits for students and their families.

Each year, we ask teachers to complete a survey in the spring. Consistently over the years, we hear from teachers how much they value the opportunity for kids to ‘blossom’ in hands-on educational activities such as gardening and cooking. 99% of teachers believe their students become more willing to try new fruits and vegetables. One teacher said, “I had a student try every offered cooked food that normally only eats a small repertoire of foods.”

We were particularly proud to be awarded the Community Partner Promise award from Bellingham Public Schools. Because the award ceremony was virtual this year, we’re able to share it with you! Take a look below: