Sullivan Renaissance spent a day with our students at HDS harvesting from our edible garden and creating a soup lunch to feed our students. Photos by Brandi Merolla.
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.