Teaching Kids
in school Gardens

Educate. Cultivate. CoPower.


Hudson Valley Seed: Growing a movement for food justice and community wellness through garden-based education.

We reach more than 5,000 K-5th grade students each year in elementary schools in New York’s Hudson Valley, in the cities of Newburgh, Beacon, Kingston, and Garrison. We integrate nutrition education and experiential learning into public school classrooms by bringing dozens of classes each week outside to school gardens to grow and taste new vegetables, read and write, learn math and science, and learn about health and wellness.

With thriving students and more than 15,000 kids on our waiting list, we are growing fast!

As an independent 501c3 nonprofit, we offer all our programs thanks to friends’ support. Thank you all!

We currently teach in 11 schools: 

  • Sargent Elementary School

  • South Avenue Elementary School

  • J. V. Forrestal Elementary School

  • Glenham Elementary School

  • The Garrison Union Free School

  • Temple Hill Academy

  • Horizons on Hudson Magnet School

  • Gams High Tech Magnet School

  • Vails Gate STEAM Academy

  • JFK Elementary School

  • Robert R. Graves Elementary School

and three after-schools programs:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh

  • Newburgh Armory Unity Center

  • Beacon Rec After-School

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