Gardens are much more than just soil and plants. They are a living classroom, a wise guru, and a fitness class, among many other and possibly, more important things. What we learn and take away from gardens is transformative as adults, but for children, gardening establishes the way they will think about food, life and nature throughout their lives.
At Forget Me Not Farm we offer a full cycle, seed-to-table program incorporating composting, soil composition, seed and plant identification, planting, cultivation and harvesting, and garden-to-table nutrition education. Project HOME (Healthy Organic Meals and Education) was created to introduce the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables to the at-risk youth we serve. All children in our programs take weekly produce deliveries from our therapeutic gardens home with them – regardless if they live in a group home, a homeless shelter, or with foster parents.