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PFP's (Not-So-Secret) Gardens

Come explore PFP's array of and exciting gardens. On the farm we use gardens to engage youth and adults to teach the community about... 


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This year, Colette is growing zucchini, kale, beans, raspberries, and a few different varieties of potatoes. In a Poughkeepsie Farm Project cooking class, her daughter learned to make salsa, so Colette is also growing tomatoes which her daughter can bring to school and use to make salsa with her friends!
— Colette Cann

Reflections on "Using Gardens to Teach"

PFP's 2016 Summer Institute for Educators focused on helping educators of youth in the primary grades integrate gardens into their teaching.

Be a Part of the Beginning

In Seeds of the Food System, we grow and save seeds for local distribution and teach seed saving skills to dozens of teens each year. We inspire the application of botanical knowledge and gardening skills as well as a sense of community and self-sufficiency. 


Workshop for Teens

Teens visit PFP and help to grow, harvest, process, test and package locally adapted seeds. PFP educators provide workshops in gardening, seed saving, and food systems. Sessions are open to all teenagers 14 to 18 years old. Our programs run from April to October on Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. 

Why Save Seeds?

  • Preserve the ancient art of seed saving
  • Conserve biodiversity and genetic resources in an era of vulnerable agricultural monocultures and global climate change
  • Work toward regional sustainability and increase regional food security
  • Preserve cultural heritage
  • Gain public control and self-sufficiency of the seed supply and the food available to eat
  • Grow seeds that are adapted to organic growing practices in the northeast


Contact us for more information at 845-516-1100 x4 or learning@farmproject.org

Local Distribution

PFP-grown seeds and other seeds are distributed to non-profits and schools that are growing educational or service-based gardens. 

PFP-grown seeds are also made available to gardeners at our annual Plant Sale, through the Hudson Valley Seed Library and at our education events and workshops. Join us at an event!