Cole Link Foundation's nonprofit educational program helps young school children and families learn about and participate in growing flowers and vegetables. Students learn about self-reliance, nutrition, care and natural solutions, while having fun.
Good nutrition plays a big part in learning, but too many children miss out on eating healthy foods. Reversing this trend is much easier when schools start a garden program. After a student gardens, they want to taste the fruits of their labor. It’s easier for them to get the recommended daily requirement of fruits and vegetables when they grow their own and develop a healthy attitude towards healthy eating. Once they learn about good nutrition, they can make it part of their diet habits for many years to come.
Students learn so much while working in a school garden. Teachers show them how plants reproduce and grow, water cycles, plant names and math when they measure garden areas and chart plant growth rates. It also brings them back to nature (instead of always being tied to technology) to learn how to care for living things while learning discipline, responsibility and patience.
Ready to get your hands dirty? Please join us!
“Great job everyone! I had so much fun with the team and kids building this garden!”
"It's not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings."
~ Ann Landers
Your gift will go towards the purchase of seeds and garden equipment so students can learn how to grow their own healthy, nutritious fruits and vegetables. Thank you for your generous donation.