The Worcester Kindergarten Initiative (KI) is a holistic farm to school program that teaches kindergarteners and their families about local foods and healthy eating.
The KI is a partnership with the Worcester Public Schools, with additional help from the Regional Environmental Council, Community Harvest Project, many local farms, interns and volunteers from Clark University and Worcester State University, and many other Worcester-area organizations and nonprofits.
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The Kindergarten Initiative offers:
- In-class local food tastings
- Farm and farmer visits
- Classroom lessons and activities
- Cooking demonstrations with families
- Mobile farmers market visits
- Take-home produce and information packages
Resources and Reports
Kindergartner Take-Home Handouts
A few examples of the handouts that go home to kindergarten families with each of our take-home packages of local produce.
- Kale Take-Home Handout
- Cherry Tomato Plant Take-Home Handout
- Apples, Pears, and Peaches Take-Home Handout
- Pumpkin Seeds Take-Home Handout
Kindergarten Initiative Info
An overview of the Kindergarten Initiative for parents of participating kindergarteners (English and Spanish).
Annual Reports for the past two school years of the Worcester Kindergarten Initiative.
Evaluation Reports for the past two school years of the Worcester Kindergarten Initiative (evaluation conducted by Fertile Ground).