Brader Elementary School

Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids first began working with Brader Elementary School in 2009.


School librarian Sharon Brubaker is the school's Garden Coordinator.  She is one of our most innovative GCs, and has done an amazing job of weaving the garden into the culture of the school through books, stories, and poems. Check out her garden Wikispace


In spring 2012, we heard this from Sharon:


"I wanted to let you know the changes I’ve seen with the gardening program this year.  The
students are SO excited about the garden. They have actually cheered about
planting and the thought of harvest.  I’ve had several students from K-2
approach me after the lessons about how much they have enjoyed going out to the
garden. The 4th and 5th grade students are a bit envious and are begging  to go out as well."


For more information about the Henry M. Brader Elementary School, visit their website by clicking here


Future Farmers of America (FFA) helped build the garden in March of 2009 as part of FFA's Day of Service.

Fourth and fifth graders harvested the bounty of the first garden in May 2009, including this beautiful spinach.

Fifth grade students harvesting arugula, one of the earliest spring vegetables.  Using scissors to harvest the tops of the plants ensures a second harvest in a week or two.