Building Philanthropy for a Better Florida

These school lunches are farm to table

April 19, 2017

The Education Fund builds and cares for the gardens with a renewable grant from Health Foundation of South Florida. Each of the gardens costs $30,000 to build, and the $500,000 a year it costs to maintain all 51 is covered by grants from the Health Foundation and Citi Cards.

It’s money well-spent, says the Health Foundation’s Janisse Schoepp, who oversees the grant and has reviewed statistics that show the program is improving the eating habits of students and their parents. Plus, Education Fund research they submitted to the Health Foundation showed science test scores went up at schools with food forests, Schoepp said.

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