The Agriculture, Food and Environment Program has embraced the school garden movement and partnered with the Josiah Quincy Elementary School, a public school here in Chinatown, to explore the benefits of garden-based learning. While the program is directed by AFE students, any Friedman student volunteer is welcome. Students implement a series of seven, interactive garden and nutrition-based lessons for all 125 third graders at the Quincy School. The AFE-Quincy partnership provides Friedman students a chance to gain experience in garden-based instruction and contribute to their community. Ultimately, the partnership hopes to contribute knowledge about the value of school gardens as well as design a curriculum guide geared to the needs of Massachusetts school teachers.
If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Lori Rodriguez, Associate Director of Career Services at the Friedman School.