The roots of health disparities start to develop in childhood:
Consume at least one sugary beverage daily
Are overweight or obese
Eat less than recommended daily serving of fruits and vegetables
With our programming, young people take control of what they put on their plate.
I can’t wait to cook for my mom when I get home.
– Kelvin, Katchkie Farm Student
Learn essential skills in the kitchen, so they can cook low cost, healthy meals at home.
Gain confidence through cooking and doing something that’s good for them and their families.
Make healthy choices. Now, and in the future.
Our Program Partners
In New York City, this means strategically partnering with community-based organizations that provide after-school programming in community centers and schools. We partner to provide our programs to their enrolled students. The majority of these programs sites are on NYCHA properties or associated with public schools.
In Columbia County, we partner with public schools, as well as other youth-serving organizations and community-based organizations, to bring our programs into the community and onto our Learning Garden at Katchkie Farm. We cast a wide net to bring interested groups in for place-based learning on the farm and rely on volunteers for supporting these immersive days.
If you are not local to Columbia County & New York City, please look into our virtual programming because we would love to have you join our classes. Click here.