GrowingGreat’s mission is to empower every child to grow up healthy through science-based garden and nutrition education.
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.
Dear GrowingGreat Friends, As we toured the preschool, children swarmed the principal, giving him hugs and calling out “Hi, Mr. Alex!” We stepped outside the classroom and there was The Garden, a patch of dirt near the climbing structure, one lone rectangle that hadn’t been covered with cement. Sometimes the…
Dear GrowingGreat Friends,This year I have visited beautiful vegetable gardens filled with smiling children, but what I remember the most is the schools that look like fortresses, covered in cement and surrounded by fences. GrowingGreat is making a difference. The first low-income school in our 2016 Adopt-A-School program was adopted last week – Lou…
We Say, “What’s Cooking, GrowingGreat Chefs?” You Say, “Quiero un Burrito Bowl with Creamy Chipotle Sauce!”
(by Veronica Sanchez, GrowingGreat Program Assistant) Did you ever wonder how today’s generation of teens will learn to develop a love for healthy food and cooking skills? This fall, thanks to a generous grant from the Steinmetz Family Foundation, GrowingGreat is teaming up with St. Pius X St. Matthias Academy…
The second issue of our parent/child series “Play with your food/Juguemos con la comida” is now available on our website. In this English and Spanish activity, called “What’s for Dinner?/Que hay para cenar?,” children will learn about the five food groups while coloring, cutting out, and decorating their plate with healthy foods.
On September 26th, thanks to a generous grant from the Steinmetz Family Foundation, GrowingGreat (GG) and Pius X Matthias Academy (PMA) worked together to transform a piece of dry, barren land into an edible garden classroom on the PMA campus in Downey, open to students and the community. Thanks to the hard work…
GrowingGreat Introductory Lesson
This is an actual lesson from our curriculum. It’s the introduction lesson featuring our wonderful instructor Lisa. It this video it will give a brief description of the lesson plan, what print materials will be needed and the approximate length of the class.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or visit our forum and chat amongst yourselves.
Thank you for your interest in GrowingGreat.
GrowingGreat Organic Gardens
Veteran organic gardener Mike Garcia gives pointers about growing an organic Garden with drip irrigation, which is a feature of GrowingGreat Great Gardens.
Why GrowingGreat? Watch this video and find out!