Why Farming for Humanity Charity is good for Americans!
• Gardening teaches food self reliance
• Knowing how to grow a garden is food security
• Knowledge to grow a garden is wisdom for health
• Good health starts in mineral rich vegetables from the garden
• 50 million Americans struggle with hunger and high food costs
• Children and adults need mineral rich vegetables for healthy immune systems
Farming for Humanity Local Garden Educational Center
At the Center we teach the Happy Plant Gardener™ Program. This easy educational garden program is taught to all ages in the Center’s class room and demonstrated in their garden. We supply booklets, seed, tools, and fertilizer for school learning gardens, community gardens, garden clubs, churches, civic organizations and company gardens. It is a friendly place to come and learn all about the soil and the plants, so you can easly grow your own bountiful and healthy garden. We donate the harvest from our Center’s vegetable garden to the needy in the area.
School Garden Programs
The Happy Plant Gardener™ Program is taught to students starting in kindergarden through to seniors in high school. We believe all students should have a garden every semester to grow up in! School gardens are a wonderful way to use the schoolyard as a classroom, reconnect students with the natural world and the true source of their food. It has been shown in schools all over the USA that students who participate in school garden programs become more enthusatic for school, behavior improves, and their attandance is high because they are so eager to get into their garden! Achievement test scores increase and students improve in most subjects when gardens are integraded into their school’s programs. Students of of all ages are keen to be outside and in the garden, wheather they are planting, hoeing, or harvesting. They are above all, elated when they get to eat the fruits and vegetables that they have planted and cared for. Students are excited to learn about all the bio life that live, work, and create the healthy and nutritious soil to grow food in. They learn: ‘To take care of the earth, is to take care of ourselves’.