4,000+ K-12 students learn where their food comes from, and why it matters, each year through The HEAL Project programs.
Through hands-on, outdoor learning we inspire kids' natural curiosity and cultivate environmental awareness in the next generation. Health, environment, and agriculture lessons are offered at school garden sites, in the classroom, and at The HEAL Project operated San Mateo County School Farm. We enhance Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards in our high impact programs for environmental literacy and nutrition education.
We envision a world where everyone understands the connection between our food, our health, and our environment.
What We've Achieved
Ten years ago The HEAL Project was created with the mission of teaching students to make healthy choices for themselves and their world. We started with the garden at Hatch Elementary and have since grown into something more far reaching and impactful. Here are a few accomplishments we are most proud of over the past decade
Started the San Mateo School Farm in 2010, a 2-acre educational farm that provides hands on learning opportunities to students across San Mateo County, regardless of income
After participating in THP programming 79% of students reported they enjoy trying new fruits and vegetables
Taught and graduated 1,414 2nd/3rd grade students in our Intensive Garden Program at Coastside Schools
Provided nearly 12,000 students the opportunity to learn firsthand where their food comes from and why it matters through our farm field trip program at SMC Farm
Do think every child deserves a meaningful experience in the garden?
Your $10 donation will help us purchase seeds for students to grow in the garden. Please considering donating today and bring food education to life for the next generation.