Dinner in the Field
in Spring 2018! Coming soon! Tickets Here
The relationship with food that young people develop through Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge empowers them to make positive decisions concerning their own health and nutrition and that of their families and neighbors.
What we eat is a cornerstone of who we are--physically, personally, and culturally. Through GHBR, we facilitate gardening, nutrition, and food systems education in local elementary schools in the hope we might help strengthen our communities and work against our city' growing health crises.
Instead, we are partnering with exceptional teachers and administrators in our public schools so that the next generation of bankers, lawyers, teachers, business people, artists, doctors, AND farmers will all have a greater appreciation for where their food comes from, for how to buy and eat well, and for how essential a healthy and connected community is for a good life.
contributions from Whole Foods, BlueCross BlueShield, the Whole Kids Foundation, a USDA F2S grant through EBR schools, and donors to Slow Food Baton Rouge.
Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge partners with local teachers, administrators, PTOs, and volunteers to improve food and food production education in our elementary schools. With our help, students design their own gardens and planting schedules, learn the basics of how to grow and eat with the seasons, meet growers and chefs from their own communities, and ultimately share their experiences with each other and their families.
We are also firm believers that producing food is an interdisciplinary and generalist affair. Our in-school and after-school programs provide real world extension to students' lessons in math, social studies, and the sciences.
...applying geography to mapping the origins of students' families' food, seeing biology play out in real life as bean seeds are dissected and sprouted, testing math skills as they plan and build their garden beds, and witnessing the magic of chemistry and physics as their crops growing bigger, taller, and more delicious.
We make it all fun!
But we are looking to expand to more classes and schools in the coming seasons. If you are interested in seeing your children participate, tell your school administrators or PTO to contact Slow Food Baton Rouge through the contact info at the right.
Whether it's new guest speakers, extra hands to do some lifting, or hungry bellies to buy from a student-run market, we're always looking for interested community members to help out.
If you're interested in volunteer opportunities with Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge, view and complete our Volunteer Application here. If you're a local grower or chef, contact our Program Director Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org for unique opportunities to join in the fun.
And we hope to hear from you soon.