Dear THP Community --
The April showers have indeed brought blossoming May flowers, ripe fruits, and hearty veggies to the Coastside. The bountiful variety of produce you will find at our Farmers' Market booth this week is one such indicator. This month, we bring to you exciting results from Silicon Valley Gives, an update on what our Engaged Active Agricultural Tasters (EAAT) have been cooking up, and an introduction to THP's newest staff member. And with summer only three weeks away, don't delay in securing your child's spot at one of five available weeks of our Farm Summer Camp.
Amy Bono-Kruckewitt, Executive Director
Thank You! - Silicon Valley Gives
A special thank you to all who donated to The HEAL Project's Silicon Valley Gives Campaign on May 3. We raised a total of $34,384.86, exceeding our goal of $34,000! We received 170 unique donations, three bonus prizes (two from Friends of the Coastside and one from Microsoft), with all individual donations and prize money doubled by our matching grant funds.
This success would not have been possible without the tremendous show of support from our community. Funds will be used in the reconstruction of our Hatch Elementary School Garden and benefit The HEAL Project's farm and school programs.
T-Minus Three Weeks Until Summer
With less than a month until school is out, do you have your child's summer plans set? If not, do not fear - The HEAL Project's Farm Summer Camp still has openings for five weeks of camp at the San Mateo County School Farm in El Granada! Campers enjoy action-packed days of exploring, crafting, cooking, and hands-on learning.
Click here to learn more about our camps and register today!
What's Cooking this Month with EAAT?
"This is good! Can we have thirds?" Students at El Granada Elementary School (pictured above) cooked up a delicious stir fry at their Engaged Active Agriculture Tasting (EAAT) this week. Using bok choy, green beans and shallots, the kids learned how to make this easy, healthy recipe. All of our EAAT tastings are graciously funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) California Specialty Crop Block Grant.
Find Us at the Coastside Farmers' Market
The HEAL Project had it's first day at the Coastside Farmers' Market in Half Moon Bay last week. A former THP student, Fisher, visited Farmer Jon (both pictured above) at our booth to help sell all of the delicious student-grown produce from our farm. This week, you'll find raspberries, strawberries, arugula, kale, radishes, leeks, rosemary and parsley! Make sure to stop by this Saturday from 9am - 1pm at Shoreline Station.
Welcome Shannon, Our New Administrative Assistant
Shannon joined The HEAL Project team last month and has already provided crucial assistance and initiative in improving organization processes. Shannon is graduating from Palo Alto University this fall with a BS in Business Psychology. She has years of experience with small business administration and has been an active member of her community as a volunteer for her local garden and as the secretary for the Kings Mountain Art Fair board. Shannon looks forward to lending her business skill set to THP and its mission of educating kids about sustainability and healthy eating.