Dear HEAL Project Community --
The shelves are alive with pumpkin-flavored products and turkeys are starting to run for cover - fall is truly upon us! While we will leave the pumpkin picking and turkey wrangling to you, The HEAL Project has a bag of treats filled with updates and information coming your way this October.
Thank You New Leaf - Half Moon Bay!
Only through the support of our Coastside residents and our community partner, New Leaf, were we able to raise an astounding $3,129.30 at our September 17 Community Day! Every dollar brings us closer to our vision for every child to grow up active, informed, engaged and healthy.
Our students appreciate all that the community does to support their outdoor educational programs and experiences.
Enroll Your Camper Today for our Fall Harvest Camp
How many ways can you cook a pumpkin? Where exactly do our fruits and vegetables come from? These are just two of many questions campers will be exploring during our two day Fall Harvest Camp November 23 and 24 from 9am - 3pm at the San Mateo County School Farm in El Granada. With hands-on activities such as cooking, hiking, digging, tasting, and creating art with nature, your camper will leave with their hands dirty and a one of a kind outdoor learning experience.
Click here to sign up and learn more about our day camp!
As you are getting ready to embark on this seasons’ holiday shopping, The HEAL Project wants you to know that there is an easy, FREE way to support local youth’s outdoor learning programs AND get all the goodies you need to satisfy the in-laws and grandkids.
How you can do this is by using The HEAL Project’s Amazon shopping portal each time you make a purchase through Amazon. Click here to access your Amazon or Amazon Prime account through our portal and start shopping. There is no cost to you and no additional work needed on your part!
When you shop from The HEAL Project’s portal, Amazon notices and supports us. This support goes towards the classroom and school garden programs and the San Mateo County School Farm field trips and camps!
Forward this link with all of your family and friends to maximize the impact The HEAL Project’s programs on children and start shopping today by clicking here! (or go to www.thehealproject.org and click on the Amazon shopping cart on our home page)
On the Farm
Fall is in the air at the San Mateo County School Farm! Pumpkins and winter squash are ripening in the field, new plantings of greens and scallions that we will harvest off of over winter and early spring are taking root, and baby monarch caterpillars are fattening themselves up on milkweed and getting ready to hide out in chrysalis form. We've had many student groups visit the farm already this year and are looking forward to hosting hundreds more students in the coming weeks and months!
In the Classroom
Thanks so much for being a part of The HEAL Project community!
The HEAL Project