Greener Partners Farm Explorer is a living, hands-on mobile farm & kitchen that lets people dig in and connect with food from seed to plate. A 24'ft custom-built trailer, Farm Explorer is equipped with garden beds and a mobile kitchen. Farm Explorer addresses the increasing disconnection between people and the source of their food. It’s based on supporting research that curriculum combining gardening and nutrition improves students attitudes towards and preferences for fruits and vegetables. From school-yards to senior centers, Farm Explorer travels throughout the 5-county greater Philadelphia region, brining fun, hands-on curriculum about gardening and ecology, seasonal eating, and how to prepare simple, healthy recipes.
On May 17, 100 elementary students from Upper Darby will visit the Farm Explorer. Led by Greener Partners farm educators, students will visit several stations that teach children about growing, harvesting and cooking seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. The program concludes with a delicious snack prepared in our Farm Explorer mobile kitchen.
Photo from recent Farm Explorer visit with Norristown HS students:
Farm Explorer partners include: Independence Blue Cross Foundation ~ Healthy Futures Initiative (partner), Junior League of Philadelphia (patron), and Farmer’s Road Drive-Thru (community partner).
About Greener Partners: As a leader in the sustainable farming movement in the greater Philadelphia region, Greener Partners connects over 25,000 individuals each year to healthy food grown on our farms. Greener Partners is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization actively stewarding over 150 acres of sustainable agriculture on two farm hubs in Delaware and Montgomery county, PA. Since 2009 we have reached over 5,000 youth annually through our award-winning farm-to-school program Seed to Snack®; teen-empowerment program, SOL Food; and Farmer Apprenticeship Training program. Farm Explorer will enable us to expand our farm-to-school programming to underserved students in urban communities. www.greenerpartners.org.
Media, PA 19063
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