The HEAL Project educates and inspires students to make healthy choices for themselves and their world. We teach essential life skills and promote environmental stewardship through hands-on outdoor learning. Our programs align Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards in our high impact programs for environmental and nutrition education and youth empowerment.
Field trips to the farm provide San Mateo County students with age-appropriate activities and lessons focused on science, the environment, health and nutrition. Schools within the county are eligible for free or low cost field trips. We also offer community and corporate days for volunteers of any age to come out and get their hands in the soil. Click here to register for a field trip and learn more about the farm.
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The HEAL Project Class
For one hour each week, 2nd & 3rd grade THP classroom students engage in hands-on lessons and activities that connect them with their health, the planet and their community; class time is combined between the garden and the classroom. Currently offered at Farallone View and Hatch Elementary Schools.
Weekly garden maintenance & skill building activities are offered to 1st through 5th grade students through our Garden Club; members conduct campus garden sales, plan and participate in the Coastside Farmer’s Market booth, service learning, community projects, and annual State Agricultural Certification. Currently offered at Farallone View and Hatch Elementary Schools.
EAAT (Engaged Active Agricultural Tasters)
EAAT expands THP's curriculum to include the purchase of more fresh produce that students will learn to prepare and eat in every class or farm visit. THP instructors teach students a nutrition lesson and food preparation activity along with a tasting of a California specialty crop (CSC) produce. EAAT encourages students to experiment and enjoy new foods in class, at meals, as snacks at home and school and become lifelong consumers of CSC. Program is sponsored by the CDFA. Currently offered at Hatch, Farallone View and El Granada Elementary Schools and upon request at other locations.
The HEAL Project's day camps offer students fun and educational outdoor experiences at the San Mateo County School Farm during the summer and fall months. Click Here more information
Our Junior Marketeer Program allows graduates of The HEAL Project (THP) in third, fourth, and fifth grades to continue learning about health, environment, and agriculture in our community as volunteers to work in THP's produce booth at the Coastside Farmers' Market! Marketeers apply math skills; learn business concepts and customer service; and work together with adult supervisors and community members. Check out our Junior Marketeer form to learn more about this opportunity to volunteer and become an active member of the Coastside community!