Nantucket Garden Club Grant Benefits SN Farm to School Garden

Sustainable Nantucket is thrilled to announce that its Farm to School Program has received a generous $5,000 grant from the Nantucket Garden Club. The funds received will be used for garden infrastructure, including loam and compost, a slow-drip irrigation system, supplies for preserving food grown in the garden, and more.

Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm To School (F2S) program launched in 2010 and has been steadily gaining momentum. Facilitated by Sustainable Nantucket in partnership with the Nantucket Public School System, F2S serves to educate our students by engaging them in hands-on learning experiences that connect them to the land and the natural world. The program is designed to integrate curriculum activities with the process of building and cultivating school gardens, to improve student nutrition by raising awareness around the benefits of consuming fresh, sustainably grown produce while supplementing school food supply, and to connect our island’s schools’ with our farms and growers.

This generous support from the Nantucket Garden Club will help to ensure that progress in the construction of the Farm to School Garden will continue, and that essential elements of the garden’s infrastructure will be installed according to schedule.

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