Garden SEEDS (Service, Eating, Education, Diversity, & Silliness) is a year-round program for children from Pre-K through 8th Grade, focused on the hands on exploration of food and where it comes from. Facilitated by a FoodCorps service member, participants explore everything from soil composition and the plant life cycle to harvesting techniques. Children also engage in simple nutrition and cooking lessons, giving them a chance to taste the fruits of their labor.
Garden SEEDS runs both on-site at CFET and in local schools. For the 2016-2017 school year, CFET is partnering with Sacred Heart School, H.B. Wilson Family School, Charles Sumner Elementary School, and the SOAR after school program at St. Anthony of Padua to serve more of Camden’s children.
April 1, 2014 marked the annual Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service. FoodCorps service member Lauren Ladov and Americorps NCCC member Marilyn Ponce created this video to thank Mayor Redd for her continuous support of food education in the city of Camden.