Community Through Food
We build Learning Gardens in schools and inspire families to cook at home because we believe that gathering around the table and sharing good food and drink is what connects us as family, friends and community.
The Kitchen Community has built over 175 Learning Gardens around the nation, focusing our efforts in Chicago and the greater Los Angeles and Denver-metro areas. Our Learning Gardens program offers a ‘turn-key’ school garden concept used by school districts such as Chicago Public Schools and Los Angeles Unified School District, two of the three largest districts in the nation. Learning Gardens are revolutionizing 21st century education by streamlining the built environment, which supports a diversity of lesson plans, STEM education and outdoor learning. We plan, design, build and provide a backend educational framework with support for school districts. For more information, please visit the pages below.
We work with schools to craft unique strategy around managing their own Learning Gardens through a robust education support system, which includes accredited teacher workshops and trainings, school planting days, and one-on-one support from our team of local Garden Educators in each region. To ensure success, The Kitchen Community works with each school’s garden team and local partners for program and installation support.
We’re inspiring families to cook at home. Gathering around the table and sharing good food and drink is what connects us as family, friends and a community. Cost, convenience and time factor into the decisions we make on a daily basis, including our diets, so we’re addressing the issue by inspiring families to cook, educating kids and parents, engaging whole communities, and expanding access to real foods. Visit the links below to learn more!
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