The Schoolhouse Learning Center: Farm Food Forest

2017 Co-op Patronage Seedling Grants

The Schoolhouse Learning Center: Farm Food Forest - Initial Grant Award: $1,000.00 (actual check: $1,222.51).

"The Schoolhouse Learning Center (SH) is a dynamic, diverse educational community that promotes curiosity and independence of mind.  The Schoolhouse values each student’s voice, nurtures respectful relationships and empowers students to have a positive impact on their communities 

SH is a licensed child care center and a state of Vermont approved independent school serving 2 to 14 year olds. Located in South Burlington, SH offers high quality, year-round, affordable after school, camps (summer and vacation), preschool (for 2-4 year olds) and elementary school (pre- K to 5th grades) and middle school (6th to 8th grades) to about 120 students each year. "


Project Title: Walking the Talk: Increasing local foods in the hot lunch program at The Schoolhouse. 

[The Co-op Patronage Seedling Grant will offer] support to bring our hot lunch program better into alignment with the values of its established farm to school program, Farm Food Forest (FFF),  and the school-wide commitment to encouraging the  values of sustainability, personal responsibility and environmental stewardship. Specifically, SH seeks funds to expand its kitchen gardens, its local purchasing capacity and its ability to process and store more seasonal and locally produced foods for its daily hot lunch offerings.