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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GOV. CLINTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUILDS A GARDEN
After taking PFP’s “Using Gardens to Teach” Summer Institute for Educators in 2014, third grade teacher Mrs. Suzi Sullivan was intent on starting a school garden at Clinton School. Since then, she has written and been awarded three grants in order to purchase the fence, garden, beds, soil, and hand tools that have made her vision a reality. Her students have been busy planting seedlings donated by Poughkeepsie Farm Project.