Grow Education News
November 20, 2023
Happy fall! Our Grow Education farm-to-school program has expanded to new school districts, our team is growing, and we continue to build meaningful partnerships across the Southcoast to connect students and teachers to our food system.
May 23, 2023
After several years of planning and building, and the hard work of many partners, every elementary school in New Bedford and Westport is now benefiting from an on-campus garden!
April 12, 2023
Mass. Farm to School (FTS) Brings Student & Community Engagement Strategies to the New Bedford Public School System on Thurs. 4/13/2023 from 3:30pm – 5pm.
Marion Institute’s Grow Education Program selected as beneficiary for Stop & Shop’s Bloomin’ 4 Good Program
March 31, 2023
Marion Institute's Grow Education Program has been selected as the beneficiary of the @StopandShop Bloomin’ 4 Good Program! Each time a $10.99 bouquet in the sleeve marked “Bloomin’ 4 Good” is purchased at the Stop & Shop at Wareham, MA during the month of April we will receive a $1 donation.
March 22, 2023
Our FoodCorps members designed a lesson to connect to the third-grade history curriculum around the Boston Tea Party which was supported by an herbal tea lesson where students were able to pick and choose the loose-leaf herbs of their choice to make their own cup of tea.
March 21, 2023
Join our Team! We are looking for a Food Corps Educator with Grow Education!
Shalynn Brooks, FoodCorps service member, Grow Education Program, highlighted on Today.com for Soul Food lesson/Black History Month
February 17, 2023
We are so proud of Shay Brooks, one of our FoodCorps service members in the Grow Education Program, for being interviewed on Today.com for her Soul Food lesson for Black History Month!
January 18, 2023
Third graders at Brooks Elementary School in New Bedford participated in a tea party this past week. The lesson was created and facilitated by one of Marion Institute’s FoodCorps members, Olivia Rother, to integrate with curriculum being taught in their social studies class.
MI’s Grow Education Program Expands: Westport educators head to class for state’s Farm to School Institute – southcoasttoday.com – 11/3/2022 –
November 3, 2022
Marion Institute's Grow Education Program expands: Westport educators head to class for state's Farm to School Institute.
October 19, 2022
October is Farm to School Month, a great time to celebrate some of the accomplishments this movement has made on both the local and national levels. Locally, Grow Education is continuing to support the expansion of Farm to School on the Southcoast with teachers and staff from Westport Public Schools.