Growing School Gardens
We help our community start and effectively use school and other educational gardens. Since 2012, Poughkeepsie Farm Project has partnered with Poughkeepsie City School District to support educators in building and teaching in school gardens. There are now educational gardens at all of the schools in the district.
PFP Youth Champions
Morse Elementary School
Established in 2015 with help from PFP
Early Learning Center at Smith School
Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten
Established in 2014 with help from PFP
Warring Elementary School
Established in 2010 by Mr. Justin Taylor, Ms. Tracy Magarelli, and Mr. Tom Hartford with support from the PTA.
Krieger Elementary School
Established in 2014 by Mrs. Heather Faircloth with help from PFP.
Poughkeepsie High School
(Shequila Brown Memorial Garden)
Established in 2009 by Ms. Deahnara Regan
Dedicated to the memory of Shequila Brown May 7, 2015
Clinton Elementary School
Established in 2016 by Mrs. Suzi Sullivan with help from PFP
Poughkeepsie Middle School
This garden is being developed by Mr. Franky Perez with help from PFP
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PFP's Garden Clubs Launch in Poughkeepsie Schools
Recently the Poughkeepsie City School District was selected as a recipient of the Empire State After-School grant to bring extended learning time to its students for the next five years. And PFP couldn’t be prouder to be one of the community organization chosen to work with the district on this new project. Since December, we’ve been bringing our love of food and farming to Poughkeepsie’s four elementary schools, and we are expanding our after-school programming to include the middle school and high school as well.