Healthy Plymouth - Terra Cura Edible School and Community Garden Partnership
We have a busy summer planned for Plymouth's school and community gardens.
Family Garden Events: We have several fun Garden Activity Events scheduled at Hedge Elementary and Nathaniel Morton for families with school-aged children. Learn More
Garden Helpers Needed: We are coordinating volunteers to assist with weeding and harvesting of the beds at our schools - sign up to help at whichever garden is convenient for you. Learn More
The Ground Up Tomato Sauce Initiative: Students at Plymouth Public Schools will plant and harvest ingredients for a district-wide spaghetti sauce lunch in the fall, presenting an opportunity for local youth to reconnect with nature and learn about connections to their food system. Learn More
Healthy Plymouth's Amazing Race: Our September 23 event, based on the popular television show, will have teams racing around downtown Plymouth solving clues and competing in 10-15 fun and challenging tasks. All proceeds from this event will fund the garden program and more for local Plymouth youth. Learn More
About the Gardens
Healthy Plymouth and Terra Cura, Inc. have partnered to provide organic, edible gardens to the Plymouth Public Schools and the community. Over 100 members of the Plymouth community have worked together across sectors to install and maintain the gardens. Since April of 2016, this partnership has installed gardens at five schools in Plymouth and three community locations, along with implementing permaculture/garden clubs to support the gardens. The goal is to install gardens at the remaining Plymouth Public Schools in spring of 2017 as well as to add permaculture/garden clubs at these schools. Additional community gardens and the launch of community-wide garden initiatives are also being planned.
Terra Cura is a local nonprofit that integrates edible landscapes with education to create projects that restore the foundation of communities, socially, economically and ecologically. Terra Cura projects are designed to encompass education and experience, as a means of empowering the community, in a collaborative method. The engagement of peers and community members provide an environment where students can have a sense of pride an accomplishment. The engagement in the school community provides hands on opportunities for students to engage in nature and their food systems.