Fresh Vegetables to Add to Blessings in a Backpack

  • Location
    Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Status

The Problem

Our urban school has a high poverty rate, thus a need for nutritious foods at home. I'd like to start a vegetable garden with my fourth grade students. Our spring harvest would be added to the "Blessings in a Backpack" that many students receive each Friday afternoon before they go home for the weekend.

Our Plan

Because we live in New England, our growing time is short before the end of the school year. I'm hoping to grow strawberries and lettuce - early bloomers - to start!

Themes Addressed

  • term icon
    Food Choices

The Benefit

About Roots & Shoots

We are nurturing the compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

Get To Know Our Model

New Report