Hecksher Garden is a green oasis in South Williamsburg. Slow Food NYC and NYRP have partnered to create an on site youth program. Together, we host “Good Food and Gardens”at the site.. Our students come to us daily from the local YMCA. Classes run 4 days a week from 9am – 12pm.
Students spend their days learning about good food and gardening. A cohesive 6 week curriculum focuses on building an awareness of what good, healthy food is, where it comes from and why we eat it.
Our head teacher is Sonya Kharas, a farmer and graduate student at NYU. Our assistant teacher is Andrew Camp who is an Urban Planning graduate student at Hunter College. The teachers are assisted by students from WATCH High School who will then move on to maintain our Ujima Garden in the Fall
If you would like to learn more about Slow Food NYC’s Good Food and Gardens curriculum contact email@example.com