GrowingGreat’s mission is to build nourishing, learning communities that empower children to make healthy food choices.
GrowingGreat offers Classroom Nutrition lessons and School Garden programs for grades K-5.
The GrowingGreat Chefs program empowers teens to shop, cook and eat healthy as they become independent.
We reach out to parents and children learning English together through our “Play with your food/Juguemos con la comida” and “A Drink of Water/Un poco de agua” at-home activity series.
Many young students like Emily only experience living, growing things — like the smell of rosemary — in the tiny garden at her preschool. Please check out our year-end giving campaign here: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/growinggreatfundraiser. With your support, GrowingGreat can continue to offer programs for her and her friends free of charge. Help…
Leuzinger High School Environmental Careers Academy Green Alliance Club: guest blog by Gloria Sanchez
GrowingGreat began working with us, Leuzinger High School Environmental Careers Academy Green Alliance Club (ECAGA), in mid-September. We typically meet with Sharon Cohen, our lovely GrowingGreat Garden Educator, every week. Our club members dedicate their Wednesday afternoons to the garden with Sharon, where she teaches us new concepts and ideas,…
It is growing in a very small front yard here in Los Angeles. We aren’t the only ones who love pumpkins. One of our colleagues from Exploration Place, a science center in Kansas, shared her pumpkin dissection activity with GrowingGreat. If you would like to try it with your kids,…
In July and August GrowingGreat staff is hosting nutrition education booths at Caruso Head Start ,W.M. Keck Primary Center Head Start and other Para Los Niños sites’ Parent Orientation programs, in both Spanish and English. Parents and students participate in GrowingGreat’s hands-on activity, Beans in a Bag, showing families how…
On June 7, Deloitte Consulting volunteers rolled up their sleeves and joined us at two GrowingGreat partner sites for their annual Impact Day. Twenty volunteers came to Maple Primary Center in South Los Angeles where they helped kindergarten and first graders paint the two murals pictured above, read “The Watermelon…
GrowingGreat’s New Garden Program at Leuzinger High School
Learn how GrowingGreat is teaching young kids how to choose healthy eating options while growing their own sustainable gardens.
GrowingGreat Celebrates our Partnership with Maple Primary Center and our 20th Anniversary
On April 27, GrowingGreat shared our program with at Maple Primary Center in South Los Angeles with our supporters, as we celebrated our 20th anniversary at a delicious Farm to Table dinner under the stars. We recognized the Association of Science-Technology Centers with our leadership award for their role in helping us bring our early childhood programs to science centers and children’s museums across the country and Chef David LeFevre with our Green Fork Award. Thank you to all who made this event possible and, of course, all our guests who attended!
GrowingGreat Across the Country
GrowingGreat just got back from the National Association for the Education of Young Children conference in Washington, DC. We had over 100 preschool teachers participating in our garden, nutrition and STEM activities!