What We Do
Families face enormous challenges today; an epidemic of childhood diabetes, disconnection from the sources of their food, staggering obesity rates, and a lack of essential life skills in the kitchen and garden. The Vegetable Connection, in partnership with participating Poudre School District schools and local farmers, addresses these challenges through a combination of unique programs:
Feeding the Families
The Food School
Growing Food, Growing Community: A School Garden Curriculum K-5
The Schools-to-Farms Initiative
As we help people build connections to the story of their food, they begin to understand how their choices about food affect their health, the environment, and their communities.
If you are interested in applying for the Feeding the Families program, please click on the “Get Involved” menu icon and “The Feeding the Families Application.” Or contact Executive Director, Claudia DeMarco at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970)988-3464.
If you are a school administrator or teacher and you want your students to join the Schools-to-Farms Initiative, learn more about the Food School’s “Growing Community, Growing Food: A School Garden Curriculum K-5”, or wish to schedule an in-school presentation, please click on the “Get Involved” menu icon and “Schools.” Or contact Jennifer Todd at email@example.com or (970)231-7203.