The Catskill Edible Garden Project, (growing the next generation of food entrepreneurs), works with area schools to create vegetable gardens that will increase access to healthy local food. The program is complemented with educational initiatives related to food resources, awareness of nutrition and agricultural or food related career options.
The Catskill Edible Garden Project offers the opportunity for a hands-on youth development experience and exposure to food and agriculture as important aspects of our community, culture and potential career opportunities.
The Project will enhance youth understanding of the food web; raise awareness of the components of a local healthy food system and its connection to healthy communities and increase understanding of food systems as complex and interconnected aspects of community development.
The Catskill Edible Garden Project is a collaboration between Catskill Mountainkeeper, Center for Workforce Development, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Green Village Initiative and Sullivan Renaissance.
Dear HDS Parents,
We are off to great new year at HDS! Welcome back! A few items to keep you updated…
We are fortunate, thanks to Rabbi Fruchter, to now have a new student lounge. It’s a great comfy hang out for the kids, especially with the cold months approaching. We were able to get the carpet for the room from a past HDS parent at a great price, but if there are any donations that can be made toward the cost it would be a big help to the school. Any amount is greatly appreciated. We are a wonderful and unique school family and we have proven we can make great things happen to help our precious school.
Another exciting program coming to HDS is the Catskill Edible Garden Project, which is a collaboration between Catskill Mountainkeeper, Center for Workforce Development, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Green Village Initiative and Sullivan Renaissance. This program will be headed by our very own Mrs. Lickey. Parent and staff participation is extremely important to the success of this project. The first part of the project will be “The Build.” This will include getting the site cleared and prepped as well as building the raised beds for next spring. We will be starting “The Build” on October 3rd in the morning( specific time to be announced) PLEASE…WE NEED OUR MOMS AND DADS FOR THIS! And it’s going to be so much fun! Please contact HDS and let us know if you can make it.
Thanks! The PTO
Well, the day is finally here. Tomorrow is the Hebrew Day School’s graduation ceremony for Nursery through 8th Grades. The graduation will be held at 11:00 a.m. (June 19, 2013) in the auditorium. We will be dismissing all students right after the graduation. There will be no school after tomorrow so have a wonderful, safe summer and looking forward to seeing all those bright faces in the fall.
HEBREW DAY SCHOOL’S STUDENT has been chosen as the winner in the Black History Month Essay Contest.
Hebrew Day School’s 7th grade student, Avi Madnick was presented with a Certificate of Merit from Friends of Aileen Gunther, New York State Assemblywoman, for his essay about Harriet Tubman. Ms. Gunther chose Avi Madnick’s essay out of the area’s school districts, for his “insight of Harriet Tubman, a great leader who helped shape our country.”