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
1st-5th grades
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
1st-5th grades
Established in 2010 by Mr. Justin Taylor, Ms. Tracy Magarelli, and Mr. Tom Hartford with support from the PTA.

Krieger Elementary School
1st-5th grades
Established in 2014 by Mrs. Heather Faircloth with help from PFP.

Poughkeepsie High School
(Shequila Brown Memorial Garden)
9th-12th grades
Established in 2009 by Ms. Deahnara Regan
Dedicated to the memory of Shequila Brown May 7, 2015

Clinton Elementary School
1st-5th grades
Established in 2016 by Mrs. Suzi Sullivan with help from PFP

Poughkeepsie Middle School
6th-8th grades
This garden is being developed by Mr. Franky Perez with help from PFP

Contribute to a School Garden 

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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.