For the Children First is a non-profit that has partnered with 'Growing A Smile' to create a training program for children and young adults to instill understanding on where our food comes from, how to grow it in the community successfully as well as distributing to the ones most in need in the surrounding community. Through the program we provide educational opportunities in science, technology, electronics, art and math (STEAM) This allows for real world applications and hands on reinforcement on the value of staying in school while learning how to grow healthy food.
We will grow organic food for student families and those in need. The process will go through an entire growing season to instill the processes necessary to growing healthy organic food in a community garden. We will appoint team leaders that will have specific responsiblities as well as individual responsiblities given to students for proper plant management. A Garden Manager will provide weekly guidance and lessons that incorporate soil sampling, proper watering regimens as well as pest management that will be put into ACTION to instill confidence in our children through growing food, reconnection to the soil and a broader understanding of nature.