Check out our veggie, gardening and nutrition education programs for kids and families!
"Thank you for coming, it was such a great experience and we all learned so much! One of the beet plants are actually already growing! The kids are so amazed :)" - Stephanie, Our Lady of Grace Montessori School, Manhasset, NY
"In the spring of 2021, we piloted a Virtual Gardening Program with Jen and our Kindergarten students at Wing Elementary School. In this two part program, Jen taught students about cold and warm weather plants, different types of farms, and how to plant and care for seeds. Jen demonstrated how to plant a seed as the students eagerly watched and awaited their turn to plant their own seeds. She also guided the students in caring for their seeds by discussing the needs of plants. Students planted various vegetables such as tomatoes, kale, green beans, cucumbers as well as sunflowers. They cared for their own seeds and were able to watch them sprout and eventually be transferred outside to continue to grow in our outdoor classroom. This hands-on experience was enjoyable for students and aligned directly with our science curriculum. The students especially loved the surprise visit from Heart and Beet during the virtual program! This year we look forward to continuing the Gardening Program with Jen visiting our kindergarten classrooms to teach students about plants and demonstrate planting and caring for a seed. Our end goal is transferring these plants to our garden beds in our outdoor classroom, so students can continue to care for and observe the plants grow. We hope they can even taste one of their very own vegetables!" Katie Fuller, Kindergarten Teacher, Wing Elementary School
Meet Heart & Beet
Heart & Beet are our farm mascots! Heart & Beet help connect kids to where their food is coming from and teach them how to make healthier food and drink choices. Heart & Beet can visit your school and make special appearances at the Farm and farm stands! Follow us on facebook to find out where Heart & Beet may appear today! Click here to check out our cartoons and comics!