Earlier this month we highlighted Annabel Raby and Amanda Chin, FoodCorps Service Members in BPS working with City Sprouts. For our final National Farm to School Month post, we are highlighting two more amazing FoodCorps Service Members working with Boston Public Schools: Harry Meltzer and Christine Randall.
Harry is working with the Boston Green Academy located in the in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, to bring food into the curriculum throughout content-areas, helping students connect to food through science, mathematics, humanities, social justice, and personal experience. Harry is also helping to build a new garden and set up indoor gardening in classrooms to help our students and staff immerse themselves in the excitement of fresh, healthy food!
In the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Christine is working with The Food Project, leading four weekly 3rd grade classes about food, plant science, and cooking at John Winthrop Elementary School and Samuel W. Mason Elementary School. Christine also assists with organizing and running workdays for Root Crew members at The Food Project. Root Crew is a yearlong, capstone experience in which high school students, from the city and suburbs, develop skills in urban farming, teaching, and facilitating to promote food system change.
Our community partners are bringing farm to school lessons alive in the classroom and in school gardens for BPS students across the district!
Check out USDA’s video “Healthy Habits Take Root – Engaging the Community in Farm to School Efforts” to learn about how other districts are partnering with their communities to support farm to school: