Hudson Valley Seed educates children in school gardens, empowering students through curriculum-integrated lessons focused on healthy eating, food literacy, outdoor learning, and academic success.
We reach more than 5,000 K-5th grade students each year in elementary schools in New York’s Hudson Valley, in the cities of Newburgh, Beacon, Kingston, and Garrison. We integrate nutrition education and experiential learning into public school classrooms by bringing dozens of classes each week outside to school gardens to grow and taste new vegetables, read and write, learn math and science, and learn about health and wellness.
With thriving students and more than 15,000 kids on our waiting list, we are growing fast!
As an independent 501c3 nonprofit, we offer all our programs thanks to friends’ support. Thank you all!
We currently teach in 11 schools:
Sargent Elementary School
South Avenue Elementary School
J. V. Forrestal Elementary School
Glenham Elementary School
The Garrison Union Free School
Temple Hill Academy
Horizons on Hudson Magnet School
Gams High Tech Magnet School
Vails Gate STEAM Academy
JFK Elementary School
Robert R. Graves Elementary School
and three after-schools programs:
Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh
Newburgh Armory Unity Center
Beacon Rec After-School